Israel to swear in 34th Knesset Thursday

Ceremony and swearing in for Israel’s 34th Knesset to occur Thursday night

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Israel will swear in the 34th Knesset on Thursday evening following two months of negotiations and creation of a coalition.

Prime Minister Netanyahu successfully created a coalition by the designated deadline of May 6.

The coalition government will include the following members of Knesset (MK) in governing positions:

Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud)

Minister of Defense: Moshe Ya’alon (Likud)

Minister of Economy and Interior: Aryeh Deri of the Shas party

Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs: Naftali Bennet of the Jewish Home party

Minister of Finance: Moshe Kahlon of the Kulanu party

Minister of Justice: Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home