Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government is set to be sworn in Thursday night at the Knesset, ending the longest government formation period in the country’s history.
He started meeting Likud MKs one by one Wednesday evening, in order of their placement on the party list, to inform them of their intended posts in the new government.
As of Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Transportation Minister Israel Katz and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon would continue their posts. Yuval Steinitz was appointed Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Head of the Committee of Nuclear Energy, and member of the security cabinet. He was also set to carry on coordinating strategy for the Iranian threat.