Report: Netanyahu asks Ya'alon to head Foreign Ministry after resignation

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May 20, 2016 11:40

 
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Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly offered Moshe Ya'alon to head the Foreign Minister after the later announced his resignation as Defense Minister early Friday morning, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Ma'ariv reported.

In a statement he posted on his social media accounts, Ya'alon said that he took the decision to leave "following the recent conduct" of Netanyahu, and "in light of my lack of faith in him."

"I am resigning from the government and Knesset, and am taking a time out from political life," Ya'alon said.


The move came after Ya'alon was ousted by Netanyahu as defense minister in favor of Avigdor Liberman, who is currently in final negotiations to bring his Yisrael Beytenu party into the governing coalition.

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