Ayalon to retain post of deputy foreign minister

Danny Ayalon will retain his post as deputy foreign minister until after the January 22 election, following the resignation earlier this week of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Army Radio reported Thursday.
Speaking at the Knesset, Ayalon said that "I accepted the request of Prime Minister [Binyamin Netanyahu] and will continue to serve in the foreign service in order to uphold Israel's vital interests."
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