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May 30, 2016 9:28 am

Israel’s Cabinet Unanimously Approves Lieberman as New Defense Minister

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The Israeli cabinet unanimously approved Avigdor Lieberman's appointment as defense minister. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Israeli cabinet unanimously approved Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as defense minister. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The cabinet unanimously approved Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as defense minister, as part of a deal between Yisrael Beiteinu and the Likud to expand the governing coalition.

The approval comes after a week-long conflict between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister Naftali Bennett, who threatened to veto Lieberman’s appointment if his demands for reform of the security cabinet were not addressed.

Read full story at Haaretz.

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