Government in the making

March 30, 2009 18:40
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The Netanyahu government An asterisk appears next to the names of ministers and deputy ministers whose appointment has not yet been finalized. Prime Minister: Binyamin Netanyahu, Likud Vice Premier: None *Vice Premier and Regional Cooperation Minister: Silvan Shalom, Likud and Moshe Ya'alon, Likud *Deputy Prime Minister: Ehud Barak, Eli Yishai, Dan Meridor, maybe others Defense: Ehud Barak, Labor Foreign Affairs: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Beiteinu Finance: Yuval Steinitz, Likud Education: Gideon Sa'ar, Likud Justice: Yaakov Neeman, Likud Interior: Eli Yishai, Shas Industry, Trade and Labor: Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Labor Welfare and Social Services: Isaac Herzog, Labor Construction and Housing: Ariel Atias, Shas Diaspora Affairs and National Public Relations: Yuli Edelstein, Likud, also in charge of Israel Broadcast Authority and foreign press spokesmen in the Prime Minister's Office Internal Security: Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Beiteinu Transportation: Yisrael Katz, Likud National Infrastructures: Uzi Landau, Israel Beiteinu *Health: Binyamin Netanyahu, Likud Agriculture and Rural Development: Shalom Simhon, Labor Communications: Moshe Kahlon, Likud Tourism: Stas Meseznikov, Israel Beiteinu Environmental Protection and Ministerial Liaison to Knesset: Gilad Erdan, Likud Science and Technology: Daniel Herschkowitz, Habayit Hayehudi Immigrant Absorption: Sofa Landver, Israel Beiteinu Culture and Sport: Limor Livnat, Likud Religious Services: Ya'acov Margi, Shas Minister-without-portfolio for citizens' services, computerization and Internet: Michael Eitan, Likud Strategic Affairs: Moshe Ya'alon, Likud Minister-without-Portfolio for intelligence agencies: Dan Meridor, Likud Minister-without-Portfolio for minorities: Avishay Braverman, Labor Minister-without-Portfolio in Prime Minister's Office: Meshulam Nahari, Shas *Minister-without-Portfolio: Bennie Begin Minister-without-Portfolio: Yossi Peled Deputy ministers Defense: Matan Vilna'i, Labor Foreign Affairs: Danny Ayalon, Israel Beiteinu *Health: Reserved for Moshe Gafni, United Torah Judaism *Education: Reserved for Menahem Moses, United Torah Judaism Industry Trade and Labor: Orit Noked, Labor Pensioners' Affairs: Leah Ness, Likud Finance: Amnon Cohen, Shas Prime Minister's Office: Youth and women's issues: Gila Gamliel Negev and Galillee: Ayoub Kara, Likud

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