Foreign Ministry workers ‘confused’ in wake of ministerial distributions

The formation of the coalition and the division of the various ministries have left the workers of the Foreign Ministry "confused," Israel Radio reported Tuesday morning.

In the wake of the negotiation process, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu elected to keep the title of foreign minister for himself in the hopes of expanding his 61-seat coalition. Tzipi Hotovely was sworn in last week as the deputy foreign minister as Netanyahu faced backlash for appointing someone considered to be more "hawkish" rather than a more moderate MK.

Minister Yuval Steinitz was appointed as minister of national infrastructures but was also given the reigns for all issues regarding Iran and the Iranian nuclear talks, an issue that otherwise would have naturally fallen under the scope of the Foreign Ministry.


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