Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu took office as Minister of defense of the Jewish state on Sunday.
“For the first time I take the post of defense Minister and I know that I do it when there is a lot of criticism of the state policy in the field of security, ” the Prime Minister said during a television address. “The security of the country is beyond politics and personal interests,” he added.
Netanyahu added that now is not the time for early elections in the country because of the security situation. “Now we are in one of the most difficult periods in the field of security,” the Prime Minister said. — During this period, it is impossible to ruin the government, it is impossible to hold elections. I hope that all our coalition partners will show responsibility and will not seek the resignation of the government,” Netanyahu added.
The chair of the head of the defense Department was released after the resignation from this post on November 14 Avigdor Lieberman. His party “Our home-Israel” leave from the government coalition because of disagreement with the insufficiently rigid, in her opinion, the policy of the Cabinet against the Gaza strip Netanyahu currently controls four other Ministerial posts — defence , foreign affairs, health, as well as repatriation and integration..