Coalition Talks Underway Netanyahu Mulls Excluding Habayit Hayehudi From Israel's Next Government

Likud sources say that the PM may accede to demands by centrist parties to resume Israeli-Palestinian talks; sources say that if Yair Lapid receives post of foreign minister, Defense Ministry will be given to Yisrael Beiteinu's Yair Shamir.

If Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid insists on receiving the post of foreign minister, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give the Defense Ministry to Yair Shamir, who ranked second on the Yisrael Beiteinu slate, Likud sources said on Thursday.

Sources close to Netanyahu also said he was considering leaving Habayit Hayehudi out of the coalition and acceding to demands by centrist parties to resume...