Meretz leader Zehava Gal-on called Israel's Center parties to pledge to forming a united front to protect democracy from the newly united Likud-Yisrael Beytenu party.
"Leaders of Center-Left parties should pledge to Israeli citizens that they will join hands and stop the creation of the 'Biberman' party, which poses a real threat to the democracy and future of Israel," Gal-on said in a statement responding to comments by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman Friday.
A Netanyahu-Liberman government, she said, would open two war fronts: "One on Iran and another on democracy." Therefore, Gal-on continued, the coming elections are about fighting for civil rights and the nature of Israeli democracy. "Yesterday, that was turned into the central election issue."