Reorganization of Israel Cabinet Predicted; Resignation Reported

Informed sources said here today that an important reorganization of Israel’s Cabinet, which will affect several Ministers, is expected to be carried out next month.

According to the reports, Trade and Industry Minister Chaim Zadok will leave the Government. He was reported to have tendered his resignation to Premier Levi Eshkol because he was unhappy over some parts of Israel’s current three-year economic austerity program.

He will be replaced, the sources said, by either Zev Sherf or Labor Minister Yigal Allon, who reportedly has been planning to give up that portfolio. If he is not named to the Trade Ministry, he will probably be named to head a new Ministry for Science and Higher Education slated to be established soon.

The Ministry of Police, which Behor Shitreet resigned recently, will be disbanded and its functions will be transferred to the Justice and Interior Ministries, the sources indicated.

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