Two Labor ministers started their new posts at the Interior and Religious Affairs ministries on Tuesday.
The Knesset this week approved the Cabinet appointments of Tourism Minister Uzi Baram to head the Interior Ministry, and Economics and Social Development Minister Shimon Shetreet to head the Religious Affairs Ministry.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had been holding the two portfolios, waiting for the return of the Shas Party to the government coalition. The two portfolios were held by Shas before the party’s secession from the coalition in the fall of 1993.
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