Skip to comments.Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say
Posted on 05/18/2016 1:49:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has accepted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus offer to join the coalition in return for the Defense and Immigration ministries, senior Yisrael Beytenu officials said on Wendesday.
According to senior officials, the Prime Ministers meeting Wednesday afternoon with Liberman has already laid the groundwork for Yisrael Beytenus entry into the government. Shortly after the meeting, Netanyahu reportedly called Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, informing him that Liberman had requested the Defense Ministry in exchange for his support of the Likud government.
Senior officials have leaked details of the meeting, including Netanyahus offer to Liberman, which includes two ministries Defense and Immigration, both of which are important to winning the support of the Yisrael Beytenu party, which relies heavily on support from the Russian immigrant community.
While no formal agreements have been reached, Yisrael Beytenu insiders said that Liberman accepted Netanyahus offer.
The timing of todays sudden breakthrough between Liberman and Netanyahu lends credence to claims by Jewish Home officials that talks with Zionist Union officials were in fact a ruse, part of a larger plan to bring Yisrael Beytenu into the coalition.
Were very satisfied with how things were handled with Herzog. The Likud coordinated it with us [the Jewish Home]; thats why we were quiet about it the entire time. It was all carefully planned.
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Fail fix. Heeee heee. Poetic fail fix.
...Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say....
As Trump support booms,I thought this headline was about Joe Lieberman and Trump.
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