News Brief 3/13/2013, Nisan 2, 5773
Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar Says ‘Rotation is a Bad Idea’
Current Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar, at the center of the storm that has stalled coalition negotiations for days, on Wednesday expressed his own views on whether he should remain in the post.
The controversy centers on a dispute between Likud Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who wants Sa’ar to retain the portfolio, and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, who is demanding the post for his Number Two, Rabbi Shai Piron.
Neither is willing to back down, with Netanyahu insisting that Sa’ar has done a good job and that consistency in the area of education is important.