Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to the compromise Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) suggested, according to which the National Security Council head, or his deputy, will update the Cabinet members on security developments. Today, the government is expected to approve the appointments of the Yisrael Beiteinu ministers.
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The coalition crisis is over: Netanyahu agreed last night (Sunday) to the compromise Litzman suggested. According to the compromise, the National Security Council head, or his deputy, will update the Cabinet members on security developments. Today, the government is expected to approve the appointments of the Yisrael Beiteinu ministers. The ministers’ swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place in the afternoon.
“I would like to thank the Prime Minister who agreed tonight to the compromise for the good of the IDF and its soldiers,” wrote Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett on his Facebook page. “Starting tomorrow morning, the Security Cabinet in Israel will have an officer who will update the ministers.” According to Bennett, his political party agreed to the compromise yesterday afternoon but Netanyahu rejected it. “I would like to thank Yaacov Litzman for bringing about the solution. The Health Minister did not give up until the Prime Minister also agreed to it tonight.”
Litzman also welcomed the agreement between the two sides and said: “I am full of hope that the government will expand and continue to work for the good of the Israeli citizens. God willing.”
According to the compromise, the head of the National Security Council, or his deputy, will be appointed as a temporary military advisor to the cabinet pending the recommendations of the committee headed by former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror.