Goldknopf informs Netanyahu he is giving up security cabinet seat

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Goldknopf informed incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday afternoon he will not take up a security cabinet seat, as was initially agreed in the coalition agreements.

The cabinet seat caused a spar between Goldknopf's Agudat Yisrael faction and the Degel Hatorah faction within UTJ, who objected to his inclusion in the security cabinet.

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