Netanyahu conducts minor reshuffle
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made two changes to his Cabinet. Moshe Kahlon will take over as Minister of Economy and Industry from the prime minister and Ze’ev Elkin will replace Kahlon as Minister of Environmental Protection.
Moshe Kahlon is the leader of the centre-right Kulanu party. Ze’ev Elkin is from the prime minister’s Likud party.
The relevant section from the Cabinet report as published on the prime minister’s website is as follows:
“2. Pursuant to Article 31A of Basic Law: The Government, the Cabinet decided as follows:
Minister Moshe Kahlon will serve as Minister of Economy and Industry, in place of Prime Minister Netanyahu, in addition to his position as Finance Minister;
Minister Zeev Elkin will serve as Environmental Protection Minister, in place of Minister Kahlon, in addition to his position as Minister for Jerusalem and Heritage.
3. Pursuant to Article 31D of Basic Law: The Government, the Cabinet decided to transfer the Government Advertising Agency from the Communications Ministry to the Culture and Sports Ministry.
4. Pursuant to Article 31C of Basic Law: The Government, the Cabinet decided to transfer responsibility for employment from the Economy and Industry Ministry to the Social Affairs and Social Services Ministry, which shall henceforth be known as the Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services Ministry.”