Netanyahu appoints Israel’s first openly gay minister

Netanyahu appoints Israel’s first openly gay minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday tapped Amir Ohana as acting justice minister, the first openly gay minister in the country’s history.
The appointment of Ohana, from Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, comes as Jerusalem prepares for its annual Gay Pride celebrations on Thursday.
“Amir Ohana is a jurist who knows the legal system well,” the premier’s office said in a statement.
He takes up the position from Netanyahu’s right-wing rival Ayelet Shaked, fired by the premier on Sunday along with education minister Naftali Bennett after the prime minister failed to form a government following April elections.
Source: Guardian Newspaper.