Tag: Avigdor Liberman

Liberman: Netanyahu would form coalition with Hamas if it meant immunity

In a broadside against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman claimed on Saturday the Israeli leader would be willing to build a coalition with the Hamas terror group if it meant he could clinch parliamentary immunity from prosecution. “The madness today is twofold,” the leader of the secular, right-wing party said […]

Knesset dissolves, sets unprecedented third election in under a year

Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2 after its top politicians again failed to build a governing coalition, in the latest twist in a sprawling and unprecedented crisis that has left the country in political limbo for a year. The Knesset was automatically […]

Netanyahu Warns of ‘Unprecedented Emergency’ if Gantz Forms Government Backed by Arab Party

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday against the possibility that Benny Gantz will establish a minority government, which Netanyahu says will be backed by Arab lawmakers. “We are facing an emergency that is unprecedented in the history of the State of Israel,” he said. “There is an agreement among Kahol Lavan [leaders] to go […]

Liberman says any minority government would be a ‘disaster’

Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman warned that a minority government would be a “disaster” for Israel, and asserted that a broad unity government was the only path forward for forestalling a third election in less than a year. Speaking at an event in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, Liberman asserted that “the next 48 […]

Liberman seeks backing from all Blue and White leaders of president’s unity plan

Concluding a meeting with Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman, Blue and White head Benny Gantz says that he believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is charging toward elections” and does not really want to negotiate over forming a unity government. “We just finished a good meeting where we analyzed the situation,” Gantz says of his sit-down […]

THIRD ELECTION WILL BE NETANYAHU’S FAULT, LIBERMAN SAYS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the country to a third election in less than a year, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman warned in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The nation will not forgive him,” Liberman wrote. Liberman pointed out that his party has called for a national-unity government since the September 17 election. Netanyahu […]

LIBERMAN WEIGHS RETURN TO A RIGHT-WING COALITION

Shaked mediating between Yisrael Beytenu head, haredim, PM says Gantz snubbing him after awkward encounter. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman is considering a return to the right-wing bloc, which would give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a 63-seat governing majority and a coalition similar to the one he had before this election year. New Right co-chairwoman […]

Liberman: Likud, Blue and White must put egos aside, form unity government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman on Saturday called again for the Likud party, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz, to form a broad unity government, urging them to “stop the games” and to “put their egos aside.” Speaking in a Channel 12 interview Saturday, Liberman said a Likud-Blue and […]