Bennett to retain Iran portfolio after Lapid becomes PM

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Bennett to retain Iran portfolio after Lapid becomes PM
Lapid is supposed to become prime minister in August 2023. Bennett is supposed to get the Interior Ministry portfolio.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: APRIL 4, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will continue to be responsible for Israel’s strategy in confronting the Iranian threat even after his rotation for the premiership with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, sources close to the prime minister confirmed on Monday. Lapid is supposed to become prime minister in August 2023, according to the terms of the coalition agreement. At that time, Bennett is supposed to get the Interior Ministry portfolio, and Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked would go to the Justice Ministry, replacing Gideon Sa’ar, who would become foreign minister instead of Lapid.

Skepticism abounds in the current government as to whether the rotation will actually take place. One of the areas of the rotation often mentioned as less plausible is that Bennett would go from being prime minister to interior minister. Having him retain responsibility for a major area of national security, as first reported on Channel 12, would address that. Bennett has presided over a new strategy for combating the Iranian threat. In February, he compared Iran to an octopus, sending its tentacles, or proxies, to wreak havoc throughout the Middle East.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-703235
 
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