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“I work for God”, said the newly appointed Israeli Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich upon his appointment last week. Smotrich made it clear that he does not work for Netnayahu as such, but for God, and for the “people of Israel,” codified Hebrew language for “Jews”: I am not the prime minister’s man, I am a man of the people, I am a man of the public who sent me, and – I hope I’m not starting an outrage here – I work for God and do what I believe is good for the State of Israel and the people of Israel, according to my worldview. Smotrich is co-leader of the Union of Right-Wing Parties, the merger which got the Kahanist Jewish Power party elected in April. Subsequently, Netanyahu’s failure to assemble a governing coalition led to a vote to dissolve the Knesset in late May, and new elections are set for September 17th.