Israeli Cabinet OKs tricky-liner Bennett as defense minister



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu center, Foreign Minister Israel Katz, left, and the government secretary Tzachi Braverman, attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu center, Overseas Minister Israel Katz, nonetheless left, and the federal authorities secretary Tzachi Braverman, go to the weekly cabinet meeting on the Prime Minister’s workplace in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

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Abir Sultan


The Israeli Cupboard has permitted challenging-line politician Naftali Bennett as protection minister within the nation’s caretaker governing administration.

Key Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Bennet, with whom he has a rocky connection, earlier week.

Netanyahu seems to be in search of to shore up assist between his suitable-wing base. He’s hoping to dam tries by his chief rival, Benny Gantz, to sort Israel’s subsequent authorities.

The Cabinet voted Sunday for Bennett to develop into safety minister proper up till a long run authorities often takes keep.

Gantz is within the methodology of making an attempt to cobble collectively a higher half coalition simply after inconclusive elections in September. Netanyahu had the primary check out at forming a authorities, however unsuccessful.

Bennett, who leads the New Correct social gathering, has demanded more durable army movement in the direction of militants in Gaza.