PM offers Lapid Foreign Ministry or Treasury portfolios

According to sources, PM Netanyahu offers Yesh Atid chairman foreign or finance cabinet posts. Analysts believe Lapid is in fact keener on Ministry of Construction & Housing or the Ministry of the Interior portfolios

Ynet reporters


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid a choice between the foreign affairs or finance portfolios, sources close to the two said.

The two met at the prime minister’s residence on Thursday away from the public eye in a meeting that kicked off the coalition negotiations.

In a post on his Facebook page, Lapid said in response: “What’s happening now is neither a coalition negotiation nor the beginning of one. What’s most important is patience.”

He further added, “I didn’t come for a (ministry) seat, because I already have one.”



Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth correspondents Yuval Karni, Tzvika Brot and Itamar Eichner


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