Shahar Ilan (Haaretz)

Netanyahu Stocks His Cabinet; 30 Ministers to be Sworn In Tuesday

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday began naming ministers for his incoming government — a line-up so long that Knesset officials have requested a larger table for cabinet meetings. The new coalition will comprise 30 ministers and seven deputy ministers. Netanyahu officially informed acting-Knesset Speaker Michael Eitan on Monday that he has succeeded in assembling the cabinet and would be prepared to swear in the new ministers at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.