Ya'alon warns voters against Lieberman

"Israel Beiteinu may recommend Livni build the coalition;" Lieberman aims for 30 mandates in 2013.

February 7, 2009 14:04
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Ya'alon warns voters against Lieberman

Yaalon 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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Three days before the national elections, Likud candidate for Knesset and former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Moshe Ya'alon warned voters that after the elections, Israel Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman could recommend to the president that Tzipi Livni build the coalition, Army Radio reported. Ya'alon therefore urged supporters of Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu to vote for Likud. "If you want Netanyahu as prime minister, you must vote for Likud, and not for other right-wing parties," he reportedly said at a meeting in Shoham Saturday. Lieberman continued to rise in nearly every poll published on Friday, hitting a peak of 21 seats in a poll taken by the Geocartographic Institute for the Globes newspaper. Netanyahu expressed concern on Thursday that if too many right-wing voters cast ballots for the Likud's satellite parties, his party could end up losing the election despite leading the entire campaign. "Most of the people in the national camp want to see me as prime minister and want the Likud's policies," Netanyahu told a packed audience of some 250 English-speaking Likud supporters at Jerusalem's Crown Plaza Hotel. Also Saturday, Lieberman said that his party aims to get at least 30 mandates in the next national elections scheduled for 2013. Speaking at a meeting in Beersheba, Lieberman noted that Israel did not accomplish its goals in Operation Cast Lead. "The rocket fire has not ceased, [captured IDF soldier] Gilad Schalit is not free, and Hamas is still in power in the Gaza Strip," he reportedly said. Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

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