Liberman: We Will Not Join a Left-Wing Government

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman made clear Sunday that he would not join a left-wing led government. 

In a studio interview with Yediot Aharonot Sunday morning, Liberman spoke about major issues in the political scene, including upcoming elections and the formation of a new government. 

He also addressed Lebanon and Hezbollah, "Bottlegate" – the latest scandal revolving around Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah – and the corruption allegations many of Yisrael Beytenu members are facing. 

While many left-wing politicians, like Labor-Hatnua Chairpersons Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Herzog, have come out in criticism of Netanyahu for allegations that his wife Sarah took control of "public funds" from recycled bottles used by the Prime Minister's Residence, Liberman remained neutral on the subject. 

"I have no idea what's going on there," he said simply. 

Of Hezbollah though, the Foreign Minister took a strong opinion, saying Israel was wrong not to respond to the recent terror attack on IDF forces in Har Dov, along the Lebanese border. 

Last Wednesday, Liberman called for fierce and swift IDF response to clashes in the north, directly after the attack. 

Liberman then addressed Yisrael Beytenu's stance on whose coalition it would join. 

"We will not be partners to a left-wing government," the Yisrael Beytenu Chairman said openly during the interview. 

Estimating what could happen after the March 17 elections, when parties attempt to form a coalition, Liberman suggested there are "only two real options." 

Either there will be a "right-wing government [led by Likud and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] or there will be a unity government between Labor-Hatnua and Likud, also led by the right-wing." 

"This is what appears to be a realistic option," Liberman argued. 

"I don't think there are secret agreements, but in my limited experience it seem that both [Likud and Labor-Hatnua] are headed toward a unity government.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/190762

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