Liberman Claims Likud Members Approached Him About Coalition Without Netanyahu


Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avidgor Liberman said Friday he has been approached by members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to join a government without the premier, a claim quickly denied by the ruling party.

With just days to go until the May 28 deadline for Netanyahu to form a government, Liberman has ruled out joining a coalition unless Likud agrees to a number of core demands, thus far making it impossible for Netanyahu to assemble a ruling majority of right-wing and religious parties.

“We endorsed Netanyahu for prime minister when we met with the president, and we won’t recommend anyone else, said Liberman, “even though there were overtures to us, from inside and outside of the Likud, to take another route.” Speaking at an event in the southern city of Netivot, he added: “We rejected them all out of hand,” he added.

Read more at Times of Israel.




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