Alternate Prime Minister
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Alternate Prime Minister
Alternate Prime Minister of Israel
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Benny Gantz

since 17 May 2020
AppointerPresident of Israel
Inaugural holderBenny Gantz
Formation17 May 2020

The Alternate Prime Minister (Hebrew: ‎,[note 1]Rosh HaMemshela HaHalifi), is the cabinet minister designated to replace the prime minister in a rotation government. The position was created to resolve the 2019-20 Israeli political crisis.[3] According to the Basic Law: The Government, the government swearing-in includes a target date for the prime minister and alternate prime minister to switch their posts.[1] Government ministers report either to the prime minister or the alternate prime minister, with the prime minister being unable to dismiss cabinet ministers reporting to the alternate prime minister without the alternate prime minister's consent.[4]

The current and inaugural alternate prime minister is Benny Gantz.[5]

See also


  1. ^ While the Basic Law passed on May 7 used the phrasing "",[1] the Academy of the Hebrew Language published on May 11 an article explaining that the proper Hebrew phrasing is ""[2]


  1. ^ a b Basic Law: The Government (in Hebrew). Retrieved 10 June 2020
  2. ^ ", , ". Academy of the Hebrew Language (in Hebrew). 11 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Eglash, Ruth (17 May 2020). "After three elections and political deadlock, Israel finally swears in new government". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Shapira, Assaf (4 May 2020). "The Rotation Agreement -- One State, Two Governments". The Israel Democracy Institute. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Magid, Jacob (17 May 2020). "After 508-day crisis, Israel's new government finally sworn in by Knesset". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2020.

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