Israel designate-Premier appoints far-right Ben-Gvir as new Security Minister

Israeli far-right lawmaker and leader of the Otzma Yehudit party Itamar Ben-Gvir, raises an Israeli flag oin Safra square in Jerusalem on April 20, 2022 [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli designate Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party signed its first coalition deal with Itamar Ben-Gvir, appointing the Head of the far-right Otzma Yehudit Party as the "Minister of National Security", Likud announced in a statement this morning. "We took a big step tonight toward a full coalition agreement, toward forming a fully, fully right-wing government," Mr Ben-Gvir said in a statement, after the deal was agreed. The new National Security Ministry will be expanded as part of the deal, to include several enforcement authorities that were previously dispersed among different governmental offices, Haaretz reported. Likud and its religious and far-right allies marked a clear victory in Israel's 1 November general election, ending nearly four years of political instability and […] Source

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