Cabinet appoints Litzman deputy health minister after Knesset okay

The Prime Minister’s Office says Yaakov Litzman has been appointed deputy health minister after the Knesset voted to amend the state’s Basic Law in order to approve the move.

Litzman resigned as health minister in November in protest over train maintenance work performed on Shabbat.

The Knesset vote earlier this afternoon allows Litzman to return as a deputy minister. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be health minister, but Litzman will have de facto control of the ministry.

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