• In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon during a ceremony for new Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. Yaalon announced his resignation Friday, May 20, 2016, citing a lack of 'trust' in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Reports over the past few days indicate that Netanyahu intends to appoint former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman to the post.  (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    Israel defense minister quits, warns of “extremist” takeover

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced.