Israeli Foreign Minister Takes Party Into Opposition

May 4, 2015 12:17 PM

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Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.

Monday's announcement by Avigdor Lieberman dealt a setback to Netanyahu, who is trying to cobble together a majority coalition in the 120-seat parliament by a Wednesday deadline. Lieberman has served two terms as foreign minister and has been a key ally of Netanyahu's throughout the years.

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