FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned Friday, charging that extremists had taken over the government after he clashed repeatedly with hardline ministers over the army's handling of Palestinian violence.Yaalon said he no longer had any trust in Benjamin Netanyahu after the prime minister offered his post to a hardliner loathed by the Palestinians, in a bid to expand the governing coalition's majority."I told the prime minister this morning that due to his conduct in recent developments, and in light of my lack of trust in him, I am resigning from the government and Knesset (parliament) and taking a break from political life," Yaalon said on Twitter.His resignation comes two days after former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would be open to bringing his far-right Yisrael Beitenu party into Netanyahu's governing coalition if a number of conditions were met, including being named defense minister.Yaalon accused the prime minister of political opportunism in offering Lieberman his job in a bid to add a few seats to the coalition's majority in parliament.
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