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Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister.Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education minister

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly told ministers in his coalition that he will not be able to appoint Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to the defense minister post because of opposition to the move from other coalition partners, a development which likely puts Israel on course for early elections.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Netanyahu Coalition In Crisis Over Liberman Resignation

TEL AVIV – The coalition hung in the balance Wednesday in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he was resigning over Israel’s “capitulation to terror” in agreeing to a ceasefire agreement with Gaza and his subsequent call for new elections.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Netanyahu: Pittsburgh Victims Murdered Because They Were Jews

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a minute of silence at the weekly cabinet meeting in honor of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh anti-Semitic shooting attack, saying after that his country was mourning those who were “murdered because they were Jews.”

Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'