Boris Lozhkin
Boris Lozhkin
President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress

The 36th Government of Israel has started working

Ze'ev Elkin & Boris Lozhkin. Photo by JCU

Bennett-Lapid government, like that of its predecessors, Netanyahu and Gantz, will be rotational. Naftali Bennett of Yamina will serve as prime minister until August 27, 2023, when he will cede the position to Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid party.

These are the conditions of the coalition formed to avoid the fifth Knesset elections in two years.

It is nice to see people with Ukrainian roots among the new cabinet members.

Gideon Sa’ar, whose grandfather had emigrated from Ukraine and was the personal doctor of David Ben-Gurion, became the Minister of Justice.

I am also happy that my old friend, born in Kharkiv Ze’ev Elkin, has become the Minister of Housing and Construction, the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage and the liaison minister between the Government and the Knesset.

During his rich political career, Ze’ev has more than once combined several ministerial portfolios, which for Israel, on the one hand, is considered a common practice, on the other, it is an indicator of high confidence in professional qualities.

About the Author
Boris Lozhkin is a Ukrainian entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. He is President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress.
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