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.



  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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