Report: Likud Officials Turned To US To Pressure Lieberman Resolve Coalition Crisis

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Senior Likud officials turned to the Trump administration for help in pressuring Avidgor Liberman, chairman of the Yisrael Beytenu party, to soften his position and accept a compromise arrangement enabling Netanyahu to form a new government before the Wednesday deadline, Maariv reported Tuesday.

The report cited unnamed Israeli political officials, who say they reached out to the Trump administration in a bid to convince the White House to actively intervene on Netanyahu’s behalf.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been unable to form a majority coalition government, which requires 61 MKs, amid an ongoing feud between the secular rightist Yisrael Beytenu party and charedi lawmakers over a bill proposed by Yisrael Beytenu which would pressure the charedi community to reach draft quotas.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

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  1. Isn’t it embarrassing that secular Lieberman “would not give up on [his anti-Torah] principles” while chareidim have no problem comprising on ikur Torah principles; Shabbos and Giyus, for money? Can anyone still deny that Peleg and Satmar – the only chareidim who are holding on to their principles – are right?

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