Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman offered the other right-wing parties an ultimatum over his demands that the Knesset pass the law enforcing yeshvia bochurim be drafted to the army, writng, “We will not budge a millimeter from the original version of the Draft Law. Accept our offer, and if you don’t – we’ll hold repeat elections.
On Friday, UTJ leaders Yakov Litzman and Moshe Gafni claimed that “Liberman does not want to join a Netanyahu government, for his own reasons, and so he quit the government a few months ago and now is attempting to use the Draft Law as an excuse, when in reality he’s the only one who is not allowing the formation of a right-wing government.”
Lieberman says he is not opposed to joining the coalition – as long as all the non charedi members side with him on the draft law.
“From our perspective, the charedi MKs can leave the room during the vote, exactly as they did during the first reading. All the others in the coalition must promise to support the original version. When that happens, a real right-wing government will be formed, not a charedi government.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.