Avigdor Liberman rules narrow government – Israel Elections


Liberman rules narrow government

The president of Yisrael Beytenu, Avigdor Liberman, in the Knesset, on May 29.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Yisrael Beytenu's leader, Avigdor Liberman, clarified his party's demands to join the next coalition in an Army Radio interview on Thursday, promising he would only join a union government after the election.

Liberman said on Saturday that a "national emergency government" of Likud, Blue and White and Yisrael Beytenu was needed, but without the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties and the extreme right-wing Otzma Yehudit.

He took another step on Thursday, saying he would not participate in a tight government. His statement meant that even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the center-right bloc won the 61 needed to contest the Sept. 17 elections, Liberman would not take his party to the coalition.

"Let's just sit in a national unity government," said Liberman, "let's ask the two big parties that they promise to build a broad government. If we do not get this commitment from any of them, we will not recommend anyone [to President Reuven Rivlin]"

Liberman accused Netanyahu of "surrendering to Haredim" and said that Blue and White Leaders Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya'anon are also crawling for them.

"Netanyahu wants a government led by Jewish law," Liberman said.

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