News Brief 3/13/2013, Nisan 2, 5773
PM Considering Yuval Steinitz for Knesset Speaker
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is weighing the option of entering current Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz in the race for Speaker of the Knesset.
According to a report published Wednesday in the Hebrew-language Yisrael Hayom daily newspaper, Netanyahu and Steinitz recently discussed the idea, but came to no conclusion.
Sources close to Steinitz said he would prefer a ministerial position, but has not ruled out the possibility of taking the post as Speaker instead.