Gilead Erdan takes Homeland Defense Ministry
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is lining up members of his own Likud-Israel Beitenu for jobs in his new cabinet before it is sworn in Monday. Former Environment Minister in the last cabinet has been appointed Homeland Defense and Communications Minister responsible also for the Broadcasting Authority. Erdan will also lead the strategic dialogue with Washington.
Netanyahu has reportedly proposed Danny Danon, a settlement leader, as deputy defense minister.