Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to MK Gilad Erdan over the last few days in an effort to bring him into the government as soon as possible, a Likud spokesperson said on Wednesday.
He said that they still have not reached an agreement. Erdan has asked for the the Foreign Ministry but instead has been offered only a bolstered Public Security Ministry and the Strategic Affairs Ministry.
The prime minister sees Erdan as a senior partner and a leading minister who must be in his government because of his ability, his leadership and his achievements, a source close to Netanyahu said. "The prime minister will continue to work to reach an understanding with Erdan to bring him into the government."