Netanyahu to Ya'alon on Defense Ministry shuffle: 'Nothing is set yet'

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May 19, 2016 20:28

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Thursday and told him that "nothing has been set yet" in regards to talks of Avigdor Liberman assuming Ya'alon's current position.

Netanyahu asked Ya'alon not to address the media in regards to the issue.

According to reports, Liberman accepted Netanyahu’s offer of the defense and immigration and absorption portfolios and support for key Yisrael Beytenu-sponsored legislation on Wednesday.

Netanyahu updated Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon immediately after meeting with Liberman. While it was not final Wednesday night, a source close to Netanyahu said Ya’alon is likely to be compensated by becoming foreign minister, but Ya’alon’s office said he had not yet been offered the post.

Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

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