Lieberman Reportedly Accepts Netanyahu’s Offer of Defense Minister; Ya’alon Out

Avigdor Lieberman

The Times of Israel reports:

Avigdor Lieberman met Wednesday afternoon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of bringing his six-seat Yisrael Beytenu party into the coalition, with reports indicating that he had been offered the defense minister post.

The scuttlebutt over the possible coalition shakeup caps a day of political twists and turns amid intense efforts by Netanyahu to expand his razor-thin 61-seat governing coalition.

Netanyahu reportedly offered to make Liberman defense minister, a position currently held by former army chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon. Yisrael Beytenu party sources say Liberman accepted the offer, according to Channel 2 news.

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