Netanyahu said to offer ex-health ministry chief Bar Siman-Tov top spot in Likud

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered the former director-general of the Health Ministry, Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, the fifth spot on Likud’s slate for the coming elections, Channel 12 News reports.

There is no word on whether Bar Siman-Tov, who gained prominence as the face of the Health Ministry during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, plans to accept. He has said in the past he has no intention of entering politics.

Then Health Ministry director-general Manager Moshe Bar Siman-Tov at a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Prime Ministers office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2020. (Flash90)