Israeli defense minister quits, citing poor faith in Netanyahu

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Posted: May 20, 2016 2:18 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, citing poor faith in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu proposed replacing him as part of a move to expand the coalition government.

"I informed the PM that after his conduct and recent developments, and given the lack of faith in him, I am resigning from the government and parliament and taking a break from political life," Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Twitter.

(Writing by Dan Williams, editing by Larry King)