Speaking to reporters Monday afternoon in Jerusalem, Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman explained the decision to join the government, and disregarded speculation that the decision was politically motivated.
"Everyone has a limited amount of energy he is able to focus," said Lieberman. "The main question we asked ourselves yesterday was - are we going to put our efforts into politics and bringing down a government, or are we going to focus our energies on the Iranian threat?
Lieberman also said that he could "write a book already" on everything that has been said about him in the media regarding his motivation for joining the government. He said that people in the media find it hard to believe that a politician can make sound decisions for the good of the country over personal, political decisions.