Liberman: Netanyahu hasn't made an offer for us to join coalition, but if he does we'll listen

May 18, 2016 12:22
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Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that he had not received any official offer from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join the governing coalition, but that if there was a serious offer on the table he would consider it.

Liberman said that he had only heard about the conditions repotedly being offered him through the media. The former foreign minister said that if Netanyahu were to offer him the Defense Ministry and support for a law to implement the death penalty for terrorists, as well as other legislation important to him, he would consider joining the coalition.However, the only offers he has heard this far are in the media, Liberman claimed. He said that Netanyahu would have to put what he is offering on the table, out in the open, if he wants him to join the government, not through the media or middle men. "He knows my phone number," he said.

"As far as we are concerned, nothing has changed in the last 14 months when we refused to join the government during coalition negotiations," Liberman said.

"I want  a serious offer, I don't want toplay games," Liberman said.

"Our conditions are clear. If there is preparedness to offer us what we want, we'll listen," he said.

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