Monday, February 5, at the plenary session of the Knesset had approved the appointment of Benjamin Netanyahu to the post of Minister of health.
This decision was supported by 46 members of the Knesset, 36 voted against.
Netanyahu will take the post instead of Litzman of Jacob, who resigned more than two months ago on the background of the crisis around jobs on the railroad on Shabbat. A few weeks ago the Knesset approved an amendment to Basic law: the government allows you to assign a Deputy Minister with the authority of the Minister.
In the beginning of the term, Netanyahu also held the post of head of the Ministry, and the high court which considered the claim filed by the party «Yesh Atid» and decided that the Netanyahu hold several Ministerial portfolios simultaneously with the post of Prime Minister was unconstitutional.
From that moment, Netanyahu is the head of the Ministry of health, Ministry of foreign Affairs and the government.