Still no agreement set for Herzog to join coalition, Liberman to hold conference today

May 18, 2016 08:41


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The media advisor to Labor Party head Issac Herzog announced Wednesday morning that an agreement has still not been reached for Herzog to join the current coalition, while Israel Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman will convene a press conference Wednesday afternoon to address the issue.

"There is no agreement and nothing is finalized," Herzog's media advisor said. "The statehood issue has been and remains the central point of contention. Things remain stagnant around the ability to promote a separation plan, and around other major diplomatic issues." The media advisor also took a stab at 'Bibi', who he says "seems to be panicked by the 'Smotrich's' around him."

Labor MK and Knesset Deputy Speaker Nachman Shai said he "absolutely never" expressed support for joining the current government.

Meanwhile, Israel Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said he will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Knesset to address claims made by Likud sources that he rejected an offer to join the coalition and take over the defense portfolio.

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