Livni: Defense chief Liberman would be existential threat

October 28, 2012 13:12


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Allowing Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman to assume the defense portfolio would be an "existentialist threat" to the State of Israel, Former Kadima head Tzipi Livni said Sunday. Liberman has stated that as part of a Likud-Yisrael Beytenu party merger, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered him any of the defense, finance or foreign portfolios.

"We are talking about an existential threat to the State of Israel," Livni said. "Netanyahu is losing his senses and is gambling with Israel's security out of political and survivalist considerations."

She added: "Liberman was the one who threatened to bomb the Aswan dam [in Egypt.] Is this the defense minister that Israel needs right now? The answer is clear."

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