The proposal comes amid widespread criticism that the Cabinet, which is making decisions about measures to curb the spread of the corona virus, does not include women. Until now, both Cohen and Litzman have served as observer members, but now the government has approved the change in the composition of the committee so that they become permanent members.
At the end of July the government approved the composition of the new and limited Corona cabinet. According to the decision, only ten ministers were appointed to the new forum instead of the previous 16 ministers. Now, the government wants to increase the forum to 12 members for Cohen and Litzman.
The previous cabinet set up with the swearing-in of the government had stopped operating even earlier on the grounds that it was large and cumbersome the decision-making process. The move was then led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Deputy Prime Minister Bnei Gantz. The new lineup has drawn a lot of criticism due to the lack of women in it. Minister Litzman was also furious that he was not present in the composition, voted against the new composition and then left the cabinet meeting.
The Minister for Social Equality and Retirement, MK Meirav Cohen, said in response that she was “happy to join the Corona Cabinet and welcomes this decision.” “.