The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 19

An EgyptAir flight disappeared over the Mediterranean, massive French bank Credit Mutuel shut down a BDS-linked bank account, Netanyahu offered Liberman the position of defense minister, and more.

May 19, 2016 17:13
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1. Coalition negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman were almost completed after Netanyahu agreed to the condition of setting the death penalty for those who commit terror activities.
Read more: Netanyahu agrees with Liberman on death penalty for terrorists in negotiations

2. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to offer Moshe Ya'alon the role of foreign minister Thursday as negotiations to bring Yisrael Beytenu into the coalition and officially make Avigdor Liberman defense minister in place of Ya'alon continued,
Read more: Netanyahu expected to offer Ya'alon Foreign Ministry as talks with Liberman progress

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3.The massive French bank Credit Mutuel shut down the account of La Campagne BDS France amid escalating criticism over the illegal practices of supporting financial transactions that target Israel for boycotts.
Read more: Exclusive: Major French bank closes anti-Israel BDS account

4. An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's national airline said.
Read more: EgyptAir flight believed crashed, 'terrorism not ruled out'

5. Islamic State militants are gearing up for a campaign of bomb attacks on large crowds in France, host to next month's Euro 2016 soccer championships, its spy chief has said.
Read more: Top security official: ISIS planing wave of attacks in France

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