Benjamin Netanyahu strikes new coalition deal, far-right leader to be defence minister

May 25, 2016 8:20 AM

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Benjamin Netanyahu strikes new coalition deal, far-right leader to be defence minister

New defence minister Avigdor Lieberman previously served as foreign minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a coalition deal on Wednesday that will make far-right opposition legislator Avigdor Lieberman defence minister and broaden a razor-thin governing majority in parliament, officials said.

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