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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Sunday from Israel’s interim government, Channel 13 reported Saturday night.

The two had been serving from prior government, even though their party, the New Right, didn’t must enough votes in the most recent election to pass the threshold to enter the Knesset in April 9.


It is not yet clear who will be given their portfolios, albeit temporarily.

“Everything we did was for the good of the State of Israel and its citizens. We will turn over in an ordered manner the ministries we headed to the ministers who will replace us,” Bennett and Shaked said following the announcement in a joint statement to media.

They promised to transfer their ministries in an organized manner to their successors for the public good.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.