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Gallant Refuses To Give Up Knesset Seat In Exchange For Defence Portfolio


Public broadcaster Kan reports that Yoav Gallant rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's offer to revoke his ouster as Defence Minister in exchange for his resignation as a member of the Knesset.

  • Gallant's resignation as a member of parliament would allow the next person from Likud's electoral slate to take his seat, bolstering the party's numbers in what could be a tight vote on the judicial overhaul.
  • Kan reports that Gallant rejected the offer and there has been no breakthrough in talks between ruling coalition members, with National Security Minister Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich insisting on the need to go ahead with the reform.
  • Reminder that Gallant was sacked over the weekend after the Prime Minister said he no longer had confidence in his Defence Minister, who used a televised address to call for halting the contentious judicial overhaul.

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