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Netanyahu suspends from cabinet meetings minister who touted option of nuking Gaza

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu arrives at a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 29, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu arrives at a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 29, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspends Heritage Minister Amihai Eliyahu from government meetings indefinitely, the premier’s office announces.

Earlier today, Eliyahu indicated Israel might consider dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza, which he later walked back as a “metaphorical” remark.

The remark has been slammed across the political spectrum, including by Netanyahu who called it “detached from reality.”

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