ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Science minister said likely to vacate post in order to become Israel’s consul in NYC

Science Minister Ofir Akunis arrives for a Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on May 28, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Science Minister Ofir Akunis arrives for a Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on May 28, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Science Minister Ofir Akunis is reportedly slated to switch jobs and become Israel’s next consul general in New York City.

The post hasn’t been permanently filled since Asaf Zamir resigned in protest of the government’s judicial overhaul last year.

Akunis’s potential appointment is being presented as a way to cut costs amid the war. His post will likely be filled by Gila Gamliel, who already sits on the cabinet as intelligence minister, Channel 12 reports.

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