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  Kislev 18, 5773 , 02/12/12

Report: Begin Only Coming Back with Meridor, Eitan

Minister Benny Begin has told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he will only return to the cabinet if Ministers Dan Meridor and Michael Eitan come back too, according to a Sunday-evening report by Channel 10 Television.

Begin's 21st-place finish in last week's Likud Knesset primary did not bode well for his return as a Knesset member. A number of local leaders and other Likud activists reportedly petitioned the party's election committee to place him in a higher position on the ballot that would see him more likely to be elected but he asked that they not do so and that the results of the primary not change.

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