PM to ‘make every effort’ to bring Begin back into cabinet

Minister without Portfolio Bennie Begin is expected to resign in the coming days, as coalition parties refused to allow Likud to have one more cabinet seat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained in a Facebook post Friday.

After Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan was sworn in last Monday, 10 days after the rest of the cabinet, Netanyahu made what he called a "personal request" to heads of other coalition parties to allow Likud to have 13 ministers instead of the agreed-upon 12, but they would not agree.

In Friday’s Facebook post, Netanyahu framed the request as "to allow our friend, MK Bennie Begin, to be an additional Likud minister in the government."


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