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...