Likud ministers put on security cabinet rotation after Liberman quits

Likud Ministers Yuval Steinitz and Zeev Elkin, both members of the high-level security cabinet, will take turns serving on the panel after the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman earlier this month.

The forum currently has 10 members, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as defense minister and foreign minister, as well as various coalition party heads and other senior lawmakers. However, according to the 2001 law that created the body, the number of ministers that can sit on the panel is not allowed to exceed half of the number of ministers in the full cabinet, which currently sits at 19.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (L) and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin arrive at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on September 27, 2016. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90)

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