Significant achievements obtained by Bayit Yehudi in coalition negotiations

As the dust cleared following the bitter and rancorous coalition negotiations between Bayit Yehudi and Likud, details of the deal began to emerge on Thursday, while the allocation of positions within the national-religious party also became clearer.

As well as obtaining the Ministry of Education for party chairman MK Naftali Bennett, Ministry of Justice for MK Ayelet Shaked, and Ministry of Agriculture for MK Uri Ariel, the party also received the deputy minister of defense which is likely to be taken by MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, while MK Betzalel Smotrich will likely become deputy speaker.

The party also gained the chairmanship of the important Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee which MK Nissan Slomiansky is poised to receive. MK Moti Yogev is likely to regain his place on the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, while freshman MK Yinon Maagal will be made the Bayit Yehudi faction chairman.


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