Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, 12 Elul appointed Minister Ofir Akunis as Minister of Science, Technology and Space, in addition to his position as the minister responsible for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Second Authority for Television and Radio. The appointment will be submitted to the Cabinet on Monday 16 Elul and to the Knesset on Wednesday 18 Elul. The appointment is expected to approved without opposition.
Minister Akunis stated “I thank the Prime Minister for his confidence. I am proud to head a ministry that is a growth engine for industry in Israel. Israel’s astounding achievements and breakthroughs in science and technology have a global reputation. The challenge facing me is to advance and encourage technological innovation in Israel and prevent a brain drain overseas.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)