For the first time in Israel's history, an Arab Muslim has been voted into the cabinet.

Raleb Majadele has said that his appointment will give Arabic citizens of Israel a sense of belonging. Israeli Arabs make up about 20% of the population. They have long complained of discrimination, despite the government's attempt to prove otherwise.

Only one minister voted against appointing Mr. Majadele, the ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman, the Minister of Strategic Affairs.