PM said to consider filling diplomatic posts abroad with Likud lawmakers in effort to keep rivals at bay

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a weekly cabinet meeting at the Hakirya base in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2023. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a weekly cabinet meeting at the Hakirya base in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2023. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing appointing veteran Likud lawmakers to fill a series of vacancies in diplomatic posts abroad, Channel 12 reports, explaining that the move is part of an effort by the premier to keep potential rivals from within the party at bay as he continues to dwindle in the polls since Hamas’s October 7 terror onslaught.

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