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Netanyahu, Suspect in Three Corruption Cases, Is Now Israel's Justice Minister



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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is awaiting a pre-indictment hearing in three corruption cases, now serves as Israel’s justice minister after he fired Ayelet Shaked from the post on Sunday.
Netanyahu decided to fire Shaked and former Education Minister Naftali Bennett, after the two failed to pass the electoral threshold in Israel’s April 9 election with their party, Hayamin Hehadash. The two were also fired from their post in the security cabinet.
Netanyahu assumed the education and justice portfolios on Tuesday after the transfer of the ministries went into effect, 48 hours following his announcement. The premier has yet announced a permanent replacement for the two. The prime minister also heads the Health Ministry, as well as the Defense Minstry, since Avigdor Lieberman’s departure from the post in November last year.

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