Netanyahu’s cabinet ministers to be sworn in Thursday

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government will be sworn in Thursday night at the Knesset, ending the longest government formation period in Israel’s history.

The new cabinet will have to be approved by the Knesset, following speeches by Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Assuming the vote passes, the ministers will then go to the President’s Residence to take the traditional photograph of the government.

But last-minute complications inside Netanyahu’s Likud Party could derail the ceremony. Netanyahu started meeting Likud MKs one-by-one in order of their placement on the Likud list Wednesday evening and informing them what posts they will receive in his new government.


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