Ya’alon and Liberman finally meet for defense handover

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon met on Thursday morning with his replacement Avigdor Liberman for a handover meeting.

The meeting, during which the veteran former military chief showed his inexperienced successor the ropes, took place in the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem and lasted for around an hour and a half.

Despite the political controversy surrounding Ya'alon's replacement – which culminating in him resigning from the Knesset and harshly condemning Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – the former Defense Minister had confirmed he would meet Liberman to bring him up to speed on crucial matters.

During their meeting, Ya'alon told Liberman that he would make himself available at any time to address any further questions or issues.

The pair already spoke over the phone earlier this week, when Ya'alon wished Liberman success in his new role.

Liberman was officially sworn in as Defense Minister on Tuesday, as part of the coalition agreement to bring his Yisrael Beytenu party into the government.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/213155

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