Cabinet Approves Appointment of Liberman as Defense Minister

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the government conference on May 30, 2016. Photo by Kobi Gideon / GPO *** Local Caption *** ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ישיבת ממשלה
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu leads the Cabinet meeting, Monday morning in Yerushalayim. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

The Cabinet on Monday morning unanimously approved Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman as defense minister, as a coalition crisis was resolved, paving the way for the Cabinet vote.

In other appointments approved at the Cabinet meeting, Yisrael Beytenu MK Sofa Landver was approved as Absorption and Aliyah Minister and the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi was approved as a Minister Without Portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Office.