New government gathers in Jerusalem for traditional presidential photo

Ceremonies over, new ministers prepare for office, with former and new prime ministers meeting privately without traditional public handover; with no advance preparations for transfer of power, Bennett still without with necessary secure means of communication

After a day of ceremony and procedure, the members of Israel’s new government got to work Monday, preparing to take over their respective ministries.

At 11am, all 27 members of the new cabinet gathered with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at President Reuven Rivlin’s official residence in Jerusalem for the traditional official photograph.

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