Skip to comments.Netanyahu Sworn In As Prime Minister Of Israel's 32nd Government (Knesset Approves 69-45)
Posted on 03/31/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT by goldstategop
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in late Tuesday to lead Israel 32nd government, after cobbling together a coalition amid rising tensions within his own Likud party and with other leading political figures.
Lawmakers voted 69 to 45 with five abstentions in favor of Netanyahu's right-wing government after a six-hour debate, making Netanyahu prime minister for the second time in 10 years.
The new coalition will comprise 30 ministers and seven deputy ministers. In addition to serving as premier, Netanyahu has also created a position for himself as financial strategy minister and appointed Yuval Steinitz (Likud) to serve as finance minister. Lawmaker Silvan Shalom - Netanyahu's chief party rival - agreed on Tuesday to enter the incoming government as vice premier and regional development minister, after days of a chasm many feared would divide the faction and hamper the ability of the new coalition to function.
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Best wishes for PM Netanyahu...I do not envy him at this time but I will pray for him and Israel.
Good for him, he is a strong leader unlike ours.
Better a strong leader like BiBi than the appeasing lawyer Olmert.
Especially in times like this.
I wonder how long this coalition will last...
Congrats BiBi! When the U.S. has a weakling, Israel is blessed by G-d with a real Jake - not to be confused with “Uncle Jake” LOL!
It’s nice to hear some good news for a change.
Time to nuke the Iranians, Benny!!!!
“I wonder how long this coalition will last”
Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak like and respect each other. And the rest of the coalition has no where else to go.
VIVA BIBI! God truly does move in mysterious ways.
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