New minister of water and higher education says he needs 2 directors

Times of Israel | Jun 2, 2020 at 2:52 PM
  • Newly installed Water Resources and Higher Education Minister Ze’ev Elkin wants two directors general, one for each of the ministries he leads, prompting criticism from the opposition.
  • The coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White ended over a year of political deadlock and produced the most minister-rich government in Israel’s history.
  • The creation of Elkin’s Water Resources and Higher Education ministries was approved at a cabinet meeting Sunday that also okayed an Alternate Prime Minister’s Office.