Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced at the start of Wednesday's cabinet meeting at the Knesset that a new Homeland Security Ministry will be created, to be headed by Independence faction MK Matan Vilna'i.
Netanyahu said that such ministries are prevalent around the world, including in the United States.
"No one is more fit than Vilna'i for this post because he has so much experience dealing with this subject, "Netanyahu said.
The prime minister also praised Wendesday's other appointees. He said that incoming Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Shalom Simhon, incoming Agriculture Minister Orit Noked and incoming Welfare and Social Service Minister Moshe Kahlon were all ideal candidates for the new positions.