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April 15, 2015 5:00 pm

Report: Netanyahu Promised Bennett Defense Ministry Before Elections

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Minister Naftali Bennett at a Bedouin employment center. Photo: Israeli government.

Arutz Sheva – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised Jewish Home party head Naftali Bennett the highly-coveted position of defense minister several months prior to the elections – and then promptly broke that promise.

A Channel Two report has exposed how Netanyahu approached Bennett in November of last year and asked him to support a decision to fire Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Hatnua head Tzipi Livni from the coalition. After Yisrael Beytenu party head, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, opposed replacing Lapid and Livni with the haredi parties, Netanyahu turned to Bennett to garner his support for dismissing the two minister anyway and usher in early elections.

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