Sharon to announce ministerial appointments

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was expected to announce on Sunday which ministers would receive the portfolios left vacant following the resignation of Labor party ministers. Sharon himself was expected to take charge of the interior and housing portfolios. Tourism Minister Avraham Hirschson will receive the environmental portfolio, Transportation Minister Meir Sheetrit will take the communications portfolio, and Internal Security Minister Gidon Ezra will be given the science portfolio, Israel Radio reported.