ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Defense Minister Lieberman resigns, urges early elections
November 14, 2018
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman announced Wednesday that he was resigning his position as defense minister and exiting the coalition. His resignation will take effect on Friday. The dramatic announcement followed weeks of what has been described as “prolonged disagreements” with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Israel’s policy in the Gaza Strip and how best to handle Hamas’ provocations...The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement Tuesday saying that all cabinet ministers supported the decision to agree to a truce, but Lieberman’s office was quick to issue a denial, saying the defense minister had demanded that Israel take action against Hamas and was overruled by the prime minister. READ MORE
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