Shas approves list of ministers

Shas's Council of Torah Sages approved on Wednesday the list of party MKs that would serve as ministers in the government that was set to be sworn in on Thursday. The list named Chairman Eli Yishai as minister of industry, commerce and trade and MK Ariel Atias would be communications minister. MK Meshulam Nahari was to be an additional minister at the Finance Ministry, and MK Yitzhak Cohen was to be the minister in charge of religious affairs at the Prime Minister's Office, Israel Radio reported.