Two more Likudniks get high-sounding ministerial jobs

Before dawn Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu added the last two ministerial posts to his cabinet lineup for presentation to the Knesset and swearing-in this afternoon. Silvan Shalom gets Electricity, Water, Negev, Galilee and a seat on the putative Palestinian negotiating team; Yuval Steinetz (former Finance Minister) – Strategic Affairs, with responsibility for the Strategic Dialogue with Washington (instead of Gilead Erdan), Intelligence, strengthening the Secret Services, relations with the UN, and chair of the National Nuclear Energy Commission.

DEBKAfile: Netanyahu retains actual decision-making in all this sensitive fields for himself and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.

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