Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with the press following the vote for Knesset dispersal..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Wednesday night after the Knesset vote to disperse the government passed with a majority of 74-45, saying that MK Avigdor Liberman has joined the Left.
"Israel made a clear decision," Netanyahu said. "The Likud will lead the government as a Right-wing government. The different parties that tried to enter the Knesset said, 'We will support Netanyahu.' Avigdor Liberman, to my disappointment, had no intention from the beginning to do what he said he would."
"The haredim [ultra-Orthodox] compromised in Liberman's direction. Step by step, all of the demands, all of the requests, and all of the compromises..." Netanyahu continued.
Netanyahu further criticized Liberman, saying that he "wanted, in the clearest way, to disperse the government. He is dragging an entire country to another half a year of elections because of his wish to get another couple of mandates."
"Avigdor Liberman is now part of the Left," he concluded. "You give him votes, to the Right, and he does not give his voice to the Right."
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