Ofir Akunis appointed Science and Technology Minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nominated Ofir Akunis, currently a minister without portfolio to replace Danny Danon as Minister of Science and Technology.
The formal announcement as published on the prime minister’s website is as follows:
“PM Netanyahu Appoints Minister Ofir Akunis as Science, Technology and Space Minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Minister Ofir Akunis as Minister of Science, Technology and Space, in addition to his position as the minister responsible for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Second Authority for Television and Radio. The appointment will be submitted to the Cabinet on Monday and to the Knesset on Wednesday.
Minister Akunis: “I thank the Prime Minister for his confidence. I am proud to head a ministry that is a growth engine for industry in Israel. Israel’s astounding achievements and breakthroughs in science and technology have a global reputation. The challenge facing me is to advance and encourage technological innovation in Israel and prevent a brain drain overseas.”