Watchdog warns Netanyahu against appointing another minister to cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not appoint another Likud minister in place of former science, technology and space minister and new Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, the Movement for Quality Government wrote over the weekend in a letter to Netanyahu.

The same day that Danon ceased to be a minister on Thursday, United Torah Judaism leader Ya’acov Litzman got promoted from deputy minister of health to minister, due to rulings of the High Court of Justice and the UTJ Council of Torah Sages. That kept the number of ministers in the cabinet at 21.

But sources close to Netanyahu said he intended to appoint another minister from the Likud soon, either coalition chairman Tzachi Hanegbi or MK Bennie Begin.


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