What will an Israeli government look like without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's top spot or any Likud members in the Cabinet?
For the first time in 13 years, Israelis are looking at the possibility of Netanyahu and Likud – the Knesset's largest party – sitting in the opposition, rather than at the helm.
With news that Yair Lapid has a good chance of forming the next government, Israeli news outlets have been reporting the probable composition of the next Cabinet based on coalition agreements already signed between Lapid and most of the parties he needs.
While this version of the list — reported by the Times of Israel — is by no means final or definite, it is very likely close:
Prime Minister — Naftali Bennett (Yamina; rotating with Lapid after two years)
Foreign Minister — Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid)
Defense Minister — Benny Gantz (Blue and White)
Finance Minister — Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu)
Justice Minister — Gideon Sa’ar (New Hope)
Interior Minister — Ayelet Shaked (Yamina)
Transportation Minister — Merav Michaeli (Labor)
Education Minister — Yifat Shasha-Bitton (New Hope)
Public Security Minister — Omer Bar-Lev (Labor)
Health Minister — Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz)
Immigrant Absorption Minister — Pnina Tamano-Shata (Blue and White)
Culture Minister — Chili Tropper (Blue and White)
Communications Minister — Karin Elharrar (Yesh Atid)
Religious Affairs Minister — Matan Kahana (Yamina)
Agriculture Minister — Alon Schuster (Blue and White)
Environmental Protection Minister –– Tamar Zandberg (Meretz)
Regional Cooperation Minister — Issawi Frej - (Meretz)
Knesset Speaker — Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid)
(Further ministries pending)
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.