Lieberman: Israel Beiteinu will boycott all coalition votes

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By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
November 16, 2009 15:58

 
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Foreign Minister and Israel Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman dropped a political bombshell Monday afternoon when he convened a press conference to announce that his party would boycott all voting on the Knesset floor. Lieberman, whose party holds a critical 15 mandates, said that the decision came after he discovered that haredi yeshivot were exempted from the across-the-board budget cuts while the absorption ministry was hit hard. "I can always explain to my voters why there is no money for anyone but I can't explain to them why there is money for some groups and not for others. If they could find funds for haredim, then they can also find funds for immigrants - a sector that works and serves in the army," Lieberman said.

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