Phase Three was finally completed on May 14th 2015, almost two months after the election, following the 61-59 vote in the Knesset plenum.
Israel’s 34th Government (Netanyahu’s 4th)
20 Ministers + PM
Prime Minister + Foreign Minister + Health Minister + Communications Minister + Regional Cooperation Minister + Authority of Jerusalem Affairs Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud)
Finance Minister – Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu)
Education Minister + Diaspora Affairs Minister – Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi)
Economy Minister + Negev & Galil Minister – Aryeh Deri (Shas)
Defense Minister – Moshe Yaalon (Likud)
Interior Minister + Deputy Prime Minister – Silvan Shalom (Likud)
Justice Minister – Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi)
Transportation Minister + Intelligence Affairs Minister + Authority of Atomic Energy – Yisrael Katz (Likud)
Energy and Water + Partial authority of Strategic Affairs – Yuval Steinitz (Likud)
Housing Minister – Yoav Galant (Kulanu)
Religious Services Minister – David Azoulay (Shas)
Agriculture Minister – Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi)
Internal Security Minister + Tourism Minister + Minister Coordinating with Knesset – Yariv Levin (Likud)
Immigration & Absorption Minister + Partial authority of Strategic Affairs – Zeev Elkin (Likud)
Science, Technology & Space Minister – Danny Danon (Likud)
Welfare Minister – Chaim Katz (Likud)
Culture & Sport Minister – Miri Regev (Likud)
Senior Citizens Minister + Gender Equality Minister + Authority of Youth Department and Minority Affairs – Gila Gamliel (Likud)
Minister in Communications Ministry (under Communications Minister Netanyahu) – Ofir Akuins (Likud)
Minister without portfolio – Benny Begin (Likud)
Environment Minister – Avi Gabai (Kulanu)
Defense & Foreign Affairs Knesset Committee Chairman + Coalition Chairman Tzachi Hanegbi will swap places with Ofir Akunis as a Minister in the Communications Ministry in a year.
Deputy Health Minister Litzman (UTJ), Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovelly (Likud) and Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Kara (Likud) will serve under Health, Foreign & Regional Cooperation Minister Netanyahu, without another Minister on top of them. The other Deputy Ministers, such as Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan (Bayit Yehudi), will have Ministers above them.
Likud’s #2 Gilad Erdan refused a spot in Netanyahu’s cabinet because his requests for Foreign or Interior+Internal Security was denied.
Stay tuned for the Knesset Jeremy analysis later this weekend.