Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the Finance Ministry in the new government after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised him expanded responsibilities. Other appointments confirmed Thursday included Dan Naveh as health minister and Tzipi Livni as absorption minister. Uzi Landau and Meir Sheetrit will both be ministers without portfolios in the new government.
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