Netanyahu appoints Bennett defense minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed New Right leader MK Naftali Bennett minister of defense in his caretaker government on Friday.


Likud said that the two met at the Prime Minister's Office, and that the incumbent proposed to Bennett to take up the post - which Bennett accepted. The appointment will be brought to the government for approval at its upcoming plenum.


Netanyahu and Bennett also agreed that the Likud and New Right parties will immediately form a joint faction in the current Knesset (like Likud and Yisrael Beytenu had done in the 19th Knesset) and commit to acting together as a joint faction throughout the current Knesset.


פרסום ראשון: 11.08.19, 20:22