Jewish Home Party Joins Gov't.

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) became the fifth party to join the government led by Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu.

The party will receive the science portfolio, with Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz slated to serve as science minister.

Habayit Hayehudi will also chair the Knesset Committee on Children's Rights and the Knesset Education Committee for one-third of the Netanyahu government's term in office.

"We are aware that Israel faces important decisions, which I hope will not be difficult ones," Hershkowitz said. "Habayit Hayehudi is truly a natural partner and I hope this partnership will get stronger and truly bring good results," he said.

Likud lead negotiator MK (member of Knesset) Gideon Sa'ar said he was glad the negotiations ended successfully.

"We are very happy to have reached this point, even though we faced various types of difficulties. But, thank God, we overcame them," Sa'ar said.

"The Habayit Hayehudi faction is a party that is close to us in many ways," he said.

Source: YNet news

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