Newly-appointed Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman walks at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, ahead of his swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem, Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as Israel's new defense minister after winning support in the cabinet and in parliament Monday, ending weeks of political intrigue and outrage.The Knesset vote gives Netanyahu a 66-seat majority in the assembly.Jewish Home holds eight parliamentary seats, enough to block Netanyahu's new line-up.Netanyahu and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett reached a compromise on Sunday night.Bennett is widely seen as aspiring to replace Netanyahu, whose Likud party is currently the largest in parliament.
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