Netanyahu appoints Likud MK Eli Cohen as intelligence minister

Prime Minister Netanyahu taps Likud MK Eli Cohen, the outgoing economy minister, to serve as intelligence minister in the new government.

“The Israeli intelligence apparatus is renowned internationally and has tremendous importance to the country’s security. I’ll work to strengthen and upgrade the intelligence system,” Cohen is quoted saying in a Likud party statement.

The announcement of the appointment comes as Netanyahu meets with Likud lawmakers to finish giving out ministerial posts ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled swearing in of the new government.

Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen attends a party faction meeting in Tel Aviv on April 1, 2019. (Flash90)

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