Israel's government coalition underwent a change after a rambunctious day of politics. The Times of Israel's Raoul Wootliff reports that Avigdor Lieberman has been named the Jewish state's new Defense Minister:
Avigdor Liberman met Wednesday afternoon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of bringing his six-seat Yisrael Beytenu party into the coalition, with reports indicating that he had been offered and accepted the defense minister post.
The scuttlebutt over the possible coalition shakeup caps a day of political twists and turns amid intense efforts by Netanyahu to expand his razor-thin 61-seat governing coalition.
Netanyahu reportedly offered to make Liberman defense minister, a position currently held by former army chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon, and demanded by the Yisrael Beytenu chief.
Yisrael Beytenu party sources said Liberman accepted the offer...