Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Friday offered New Right Chairman Naftali Bennett (former Education Minister) the post of defense minister in his transitional government. Bennet accepted. They also agreed that Likud and the New Right would work together as a joint faction in the current Knesset. The cabinet will be asked to approve the appointment at its next session. Bennett agreed to make way for another appointee if and when a new government is formed. For now, neither leading party commands a Knesset majority for forming a government. Kachol Lavan leader Benny Gantz has another two weeks to go as the candidate assigned to achieve this goal.