Report: Senior Likud MK threatens not to enter government without top role

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
Katz responded to the report and said, "That did not happen, [but] I intend to hold a senior position."

Meanwhile, it appears as though the division of ministerial portfolios in the new government will be as such: Aryeh Deri will receive the post of Deputy Prime Minister, along with the Interior Ministry with expanded powers. It is possible that Deri will also receive the Transportation Ministry, and his party will receive the Religious Services Ministry, the Negev and Galilee Ministry, and alternatively the Welfare or Health Ministries.

Religious Zionist Party chairman Bezalel Smotrich is highly likely to serve as the next Finance Minister. His party is also expected to receive the position of second minister in the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Education or Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, alternatively.

Based on this division, Itamar Ben Gvir is likely to be...

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