Israel’s information minister, Galit Distel Atbaryan, resigned on Thursday, and asked for her ministry’s funds to be directed instead to citizens in southern Israel.
Her department’s role was to explain Israel to the world and did not wield much power to begin with. Since the conflict began about a week ago, it has lost even more agency.
She wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it is now “a waste of public money”.
Translated from Hebrew to English she said: “This office cannot make a significant contribution to the country and the good of the country is more important to me than anything else.”