Full Text Israel Political Brief May 15, 2015: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at first meeting of the 34th Government

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PM Netanyahu’s remarks at first meeting of the 34th Government

Source: PMO, 5-15-15

We will work with determination, responsibility and vigor in the face of attempts to test our borders and our security. We will continue to promote a diplomatic settlement while upholding the vital interests and security of the citizens of Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Copyright: GPO/Avi Ohayon

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the first meeting of the 34th Governmentearlier today (Friday, 15 May 2015):

“Despite all the ups-and-downs we had to go through to reach this moment, I am still moved by the position and I am certain that you are too. From this moment on we must leave disagreements outside this room and focus on good work for the citizens of Israel – all citizens of Israel.

We will work with determination, responsibility and vigor in the face of all attempts to test our borders and our security from both near and far. Israel’s enemies must know that any threated directed at us has red lines. This has been our policy under previous governments and will be under the current government as well.

We will continue to promote a diplomatic settlement while upholding the vital interests and security of the citizens of Israel. At the same time and perhaps in assistance, we will try to realize the opportunity of regional developments and new possibilities of action with the moderate and responsible countries around us.

We will work to improve social welfare with emphasis on lowering the cost of living in general and housing costs in particular. We will work to continue to reduce the gaps in Israeli society. We will continue to link the Negev and the Galilee with the center and to strengthen employment there and throughout the country. We are attentive to the cry of immigrants from Ethiopia and their families and next week we will form a special ministerial committee, under my chairmanship, to deal with this problem. We are obligated to work for the good of all Israeli citizens and we will do everything we can to justify the confidence the nation has vested in us.

Now the time has come to roll up our sleeves and get to work. May our efforts be successful.”

The 34th Government of Israel

(Knesset website)

Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Communications, Minister of Regional Cooperation
Silvan Shalom – Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs

Ofir Akunis – Minister
Uri Yehuda Ariel – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
David Azoulay – Minister of Religious Services
Ze’ev Binyamin Begin – Minister
Naftali Bennett – Minister of Education, Minister of Diaspora Affairs
Danny Danon – Minister of Science, Technology, and Space
Aryeh Machluf Deri – Minister of the Economy, Minister of the Development of the Negev and Galil
Zeev Elkin – Minister of Immigration and Absorption
Avi Gabai – Minister of Environmental Protection
Yoav Galant – Minister of Construction
Gila Gamliel – Minister for Senior Citizens
Moshe Kahlon – Minister of Finance
Haim Katz – Minister of Welfare and Social Services
Yisrael Katz – Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy
Yariv Levin – Minister of Tourism, Minister of Internal Security
Miri Regev – Minister of Culture and Sport
Ayelet Shaked – Minister of Justice
Yuval Steinitz – Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water
Moshe Ya’alon – Minister of Defense

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Israel 34th Government Cabinet Members List

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The 34th Government of Israel

Ministers and Senior Officials

Source: MFA, 5-14-15

The new government of Israel headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu was approved in the Knesset with 61 MKs voting in favor, and 59 opposed, and its ministers were sworn in on May 14, 2015.

President

Government Ministers

Senior Government Officials


34th Government Cabinet Members

Portfolio Minister Party
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Communications
Minister of Regional Cooperation
Minister of Health
Benjamin Netanyahu Likud
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely Likud
“Ministerial Post” in Communications Ofir Akunis Likud
Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara Likud
Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman United Torah Judaism
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel The Jewish Home
Minister of Construction Yoav Galant Kulanu
Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev Likud
Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon Likud
Deputy Minister of Defense Eli Ben-Dahan The Jewish Home
Minister of Economy
Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee
Aryeh Deri Shas
Minister of Education
Minister of Diaspora Affairs
Naftali Bennett The Jewish Home
Deputy Minister of Education Meir Porush United Torah Judaism
Deputy Minister of Education Meshulam Nahari Shas
Minister of Energy and Water Yuval Steinitz Likud
Minister of Environmental Protection Avi Gabai Kulanu
Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon Kulanu
Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzhak Cohen Shas
Minister of Immigrant Absorption
Minister of Strategic Affairs
Zeev Elkin Likud
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of the Interior
Silvan Shalom Likud
Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked The Jewish Home
Minister of Pensioner Affairs
Minister of Gender Equality
Gila Gamliel Likud
Minister of Religious Affairs David Azulai Shas
Minister of Science, Technology and Space Danny Danon Likud
Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin Likud
Minister of Tourism
Minister of Public Security
Yariv Levin Likud
Minister of Transportation
Minister of Intelligence[9]
Yisrael Katz Likud
Minister of Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz Likud

Security cabinet

Minister Party
Yuval Steinitz Likud
Naftali Bennett The Jewish Home
Yisrael Katz Likud

Committee chairs

Committee Chairman Party
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Yisrael Eichler United Torah Judaism
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Unnamed Shas
Science and Space Committee Unnamed United Torah Judaism
Finance Committee Moshe Gafni United Torah Judaism
Education Committee Unnamed Shas
Labor and Welfare Committee Unnamed Kulanu
Constitution, Law and Justice Committee Ayelet Shaked The Jewish Home
Committee of Nuclear Energy Yuval Steinitz Likud
Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defense
Coalition Chair
Tzachi Hanegbi Likud

Government agencies and special committees

Agency / Committee Chairman Party
Israel Land Administration Yoav Galant Kulanu
World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division Uri Ariel The Jewish Home
Israel Atomic Energy Commission Yuval Steinitz Likud

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Full Text Israel Political Brief March 10, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting — Thanks 32nd Government Cabinet Ministers

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PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Source: PMO, 3-10-13
יום ראשון כ”ח אדר תשע”ג

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting:

“Apparently, this will be this Cabinet’s last meeting. I would like to thank the ministers for their excellent work over the past four years. These were four years of continuous action, of setting goals and achieving them. I think that with the perspective of time, this Government will be remembered as one of the governments that achieved more than almost any other in the history of the State of Israel. The achievements are many, they are all-embracing. We will take a moment and discuss them during this meeting, but I think that we have led the State of Israel to a situation in which it is more secure, more prosperous, and has made more progress in all the areas in which we have been active. I think that this is our foremost goal; to lead the country to a better situation that the one in which we received it, and there is no doubt that this was done.

We did all of this while the world around us was changing for the worse. The regional situation is changing for the worse. The global economy is wobbly and unstable, and the State of Israel, in this sense, is in a better situation. We still face very great challenges; of course, in lowering the cost of living and housing, in equality in sharing the burden, and above all, the major security challenges, there are no other words, the major security challenges that are piling up around us. We will, of course, need to deal with these in the next government.

I expect that the ministers in the next government will take your actions as an example, ministers and deputy ministers. Your work will serve as an example for the next government and if we act with the same focus, the same cooperation, we will, in the next government, I am sure, be able to overcome the challenges that we face.”

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