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  11/2/2012, Cheshvan 17, 5773

Lapid: No to Gov't with Lieberman as Defense Minister


Yesh Atid (Future) party chairman Yair Lapid ruled out on Thursday the possibility that his party would be part of a government in which Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman will serve as defense minister.

In an interview on the "Mishal Cham" program on Channel 2, Lapid said, “We will not sit in a government in which Avigdor Lieberman is defense minister. Lieberman said he would bomb the Aswan Dam in Egypt. He cannot sit next to the red button that will send our pilots there.”