Netanyahu: Liberman working with Arabs to form leftist gov’t

The back and forth between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman continued on Sunday night, as the Prime Minister accused Liberman of conspiring with the Arab Joint List party to bring down the government.

“There is someone who presents himself as a rightist, but is working to replace the rightist government with the extreme left – that will not happen," Netanyahu told Likud activists at a toast in honor of the holiday of Passover.

Netanyahu’s comments are a reaction to a new bill being promoted by the opposition which would see Prime Ministers limited to two terms.

The bill was initiated by MK Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union), but the Joint List and Liberman have announced that they would support it.

The clashes between Yisrael Beytenu and the Likud, however, have been ongoing even before the introduction of the bill.

Liberman has continuously criticized the government over its failure to properly deal with terrorism.

The latest such criticism came on Saturday, when Liberman blasted the government’s “weak” and “defeatist” policy, and claimed it was holding secret, indirect talks with Hamas.

Days earlier, Liberman claimed Netanyahu had been holding secret talks with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and was hiding it from the cabinet.


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