Meretz calls on Center-Left to unite against 'Biberman'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 26, 2012 13:44

Meretz leader Zehava Gal-on called Israel's Center parties to pledge to forming a united front to protect democracy from the newly united Likud-Yisrael Beytenu party.

"Leaders of Center-Left parties should pledge to Israeli citizens that they will join hands and stop the creation of the 'Biberman' party, which poses a real threat to the democracy and future of Israel," Gal-on said in a statement responding to comments by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman Friday.

A Netanyahu-Liberman government, she said, would open two war fronts: "One on Iran and another on democracy." Therefore, Gal-on continued, the coming elections are about fighting for civil rights and the nature of Israeli democracy. "Yesterday, that was turned into the central election issue."


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