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Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | David Rosenberg

Posted on 05/18/2016 1:49:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has accepted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s 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 Minister’s meeting Wednesday afternoon with Liberman has already laid the groundwork for Yisrael Beytenu’s 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 Netanyahu’s 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 Netanyahu’s offer.

The timing of today’s 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.

“We’re very satisfied with how things were handled with Herzog. The Likud coordinated it with us [the Jewish Home]; that’s why we were quiet about it the entire time. It was all carefully planned.”


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TOPICS: Government; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/18/2016 1:49:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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2 posted on 05/18/2016 1:49:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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...Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say....
As Trump support booms,I thought this headline was about Joe Lieberman and Trump.

3 posted on 05/18/2016 2:04:31 PM PDT by Sasparilla (Hillary for Prison 2016)
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5 posted on 05/19/2016 4:11:40 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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