Likud bigwig waits until after Jewish holidays to complete political appointments

A series of political appointments expected to take place soon among Likud politicians was further delayed Monday when Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said he would not decide what post he wants until the Succot holiday that begins next Wednesday.
Following Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar's announcement two weeks ago that he would quit politics after the holidays, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered Sa'ar's ministry to Erdan, who had intended until then to accept an offer from Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman to become Israel's next ambassador to the United Nations.
Erdan has been expected to decide between the Interior Ministry and the UN by the Rosh Hashana holiday that began last Wednesday. But he told Army Radio Monday that he was still pondering his future.
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