Avigdor Liberman speaks at a press conference, October 22, 2018.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman related on Sunday to the attacks against him and his party for attempting to "sabotage" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts at forming a coalition.
The Likud spokesman said earlier that "If Liberman continues to insist on bringing down the government, the Likud began to prepare for an election. At this point, a decision has not been made to dissolve the Knesset.”
"We recommended Netanyahu to President Reuven Rivlin as we promised during the elections, but we did not promise to slack off and give up on our basic principles," Liberman wrote on Facebook. "At every appearance and public announcement I made during and after the elections, I said we will not make any concessions regarding the haredi draft bill."
Liberman added that "We are in favor of a right-wing government and against a haredi government!"
"There is no need to look for an ulterior motive. I appeal to my friends in the Likud: Stop lying to the people of Israel by saying that Yisrael Beytenu is looking for reasons not to enter the government. Make a commitment to pass the haredi draft bill in its original version and see how everything works out. Try us," Liberman concluded.
In his Facebook post, Liberman responded to "attacks by Likud leadership on the grounds that his party is preventing the establishment of a right-wing government," as he claimed.
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