Firebrand MK Bezalel Smotrich of the Union of Right-Wing Parties demanded the justice or education portfolio as part of ongoing coalition talks on Sunday, dismissing the idea of accepting another cabinet post.
“Our demand was and remains the justice and education ministries,” Smotrich told Kan public radio.
Asked if his party would outright refuse to join a governing coalition if was not offered those ministries, Smotrich said he “didn’t want to use those kinds of terms.”
It was not clear in the interview if Smotrich was demanding both portfolios or if his party would settle for just one of them.
President Reuven Rivlin (right) and Prime Minister