Hotovely, who said last week that she accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of the ambassadorship, is one of the most ardent advocates of extending sovereignty in the West Bank.
Hotovely's decision to become an ambassador will allow Netanyahu to add another minister to his party. Different reports speculate that Tzachi Hanegbi will take Hotovely's place.
“This is a historic opportunity that must not be missed,” Hotovely told Yossi Dagan, who is among a group of some seven settler leaders who have vocally opposed the plan.
Dr. Avshalom Kor said of one of the international contestants who had a rather sombre expression on their face “What does he have to smile about, he lives in exile.”
Political Affairs: Diaspora affairs minister talks of the importance of Jewish identity
The cabinet will approve the new appointments Tuesday.
Netanyahu currently holds the portfolio. But Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said he must give up all his portfolios by the end of the year
Katz stressed that even Likud's political rivals should internalize that as long as there is no legal decision disqualifying Netanyahu as prime minister, he is permitted to continue in his position.
Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that he supports the ban "due to their blatant support for the boycott of the State of Israel, terrorism against Israel and minimizing the Holocaust.
"We don't decide for the British who to vote for, of course, but we have to state our position."