As you probably know by now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally introduced the 2013 Israeli government to the world. Here are some ministers whose faces you should recognize…
The governmental faces!
Before we start, check this this image. You can see all the faces of the 2013 Israeli coalition government ministers. The picture was published in Haaretz the other day…
As you see, some faces are very recognizable. Let me name a few…
Benjamin Netanyahu – The famous Bibi from Likud. The one who left us scratching out heads for the past two months, trying to figure out what kind of government he’s going to form.
Yair Lapid – The real surprise of the 2013 Israeli Knesset elections, nobody even thought he was a serious politician until his party, Yesh Atid, got 19 seats in the Knesset, which made it the second largest party after Likud-Beiteinu.
Naftali Bennett – The famous high-tech millionaire who everybody thought would get a big cut of the Knesset. It’s not like he didn’t! He got some remarkable 12 seats for his party, Habayit Hayehudi.
Yuval Steinitz – The smart Likud guy who served as Finance Minister in the last government, he’s known to have lowered the unemployment rate in Israel to 6.7% in 2012 after it was 9.5% when he first came to office. However, it’s all debatable. Surprisingly, Yuval Steinitz started his political activity with Shalom Achshav (Peace Now Organization)!
Avigdor Lieberman – The leader of the Russian-dominated party Yisrael Beiteinu isn’t in the Haaretz picture, the reason is simple! Lieberman is still waiting till a verdict is handed down in the trial against him.
Number 8 is yours to name! – Do you find a face up there that you recognize? To most of us it would be Moshe Ya’alon, the new Israeli Defense Minister, or Amir Peretz, the Moroccan-born Israeli politician who has been jumping off with Tzipi Livni from one party to another.
Share your thoughts here and let me know who looks familiar to you in this brand new 2013 Israeli government.
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