Lieberman slams Peretz on outposts

Israel Beiteinu chairman: "This is a provocation and an irresponsible act."

October 13, 2006 15:37
1 minute read.
lieberman 298.88

lieberman 298.88. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Israel Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman condemned on Friday Defense Minister Amir Peretz's order that the IDF prepare a plan for the evacuation of illegal West Bank settlements, Army Radio reported. "It's obvious that Peretz is trying to torpedo my joining the coalition. This is a provocation and an irresponsible act from a man who is sacrificing national interests to personal interests," Lieberman said.

  • PM to thwart Peretz over outposts PM to thwart Peretz over outposts Senior Labor Party members voiced similar sentiments earlier Friday, claiming their party leader's instructions were meant to keep Lieberman's party from joining the government. Still, Labor MK Shalom Simhon said in an interview with Army Radio that if Labor doesn't want Lieberman in the coalition, it should work together so the government can function. "Whoever asks that Lieberman not be in the government needs to understand that the Labor Party needs to make a great effort to get United Torah Judaism into the coalition," he said. "Therefore, all party members must vote unanimously in the government - otherwise, the alternative is that Lieberman will enter the government on terms that are unsuitable to us." Earlier, Kadima MK Otniel Schneller told Peretz not to get involved in the evacuation of the outposts and to leave it to Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter instead. Schneller said in an interview with Israel Radio that the defense minister would not succeed in ruining Kadima's efforts to create a respectable relationship with settlers, emphasizing that the settlers weren't enemies. He added that it was the police's job to take care of the problem of the outposts, and not the army's, and that Peretz should focus instead on preparing for the next war.

    Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

  • Related Content

    Jisr az-Zarq
    April 3, 2014
    Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town