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Liberman refuses to hand over Agriculture Ministry to Gantz

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman accuses Blue and White leader Benny Gantz of seeking a pretext to undermine the so-called “change bloc” with his demand for the agriculture portfolio.

“I wonder if his holy war for the agriculture portfolio is an excuse to dismantle the change bloc,” Liberman muses at a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting in the Knesset.

The Agriculture Ministry was reportedly promised to Liberman’s party in the coalition talks. Liberman says it’s not up for negotiation.

Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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