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Liberman Vetoes Haredim Participation in the Coalition

Liberman allegedly said no to Haredim, but the Haredim may not be interested either.
Avigdor Liberman (L) and Aryeh Deri (R) in happier days.

Avigdor Liberman (L) and Aryeh Deri (R) in happier days.
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman reportedly vetoed the idea of bringing Haredim into the coalition government, according to senior Likud sources, as reported by Makor Rishon.

Now that the fight over the Haredi draft law is over, advisers to PM Netanyahu believe that it is time to bring the Haredim into the coalition, and if that upsets Yair Lapid to the point where he pulls his Yesh Atid party out – so be it.

But resistance came from an unexpected source.

According to Likud sources, Liberman said, “I won’t remain in the coalition, if that were the case,” referring to Haredim joining the government.

Liberman has been a staunch supporter of drafting Haredim.

In another example of the tensions between Liberman and the Haredi community, Liberman and Aryeh Deri (Shas), who were friends in the past, are apparently not friends anymore.

This past week Aryeh Deri said that he could see Yitzchak Herzog (Labor) replacing Netanyahu as Prime Minister.

Netanyahu’s people have begun an anti-Deri campaign as a result of that remark, reminding Shas supporters how Deri dragged their party to the far Left, a position which doesn’t represent the view of the majorty of Shas voters.

The outspoken Haredi MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ), who has called for the destruction of non-Haredi Hesder yeshivas, had angry words to say about PM Netanyahu, the Knesset, the government, Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Liberman, adding that he will “never forgive” Netanyahu or those that were involved in the Haredi draft bill, not even on Yom Kippur, according to a Makor Rishon report.

The funny thing about politics is that one should never say never.

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One Response to “Liberman Vetoes Haredim Participation in the Coalition”

  1. Deri can only be in a minyan on Yom Kippur?Why? It says in Kol Nidrei AHNU MAhTIRIM LHITPAHLEL IN AHVARYANIM-We are allowed to pray with Criminals-Deri was in jail for several years for being a GAHNEV!! Deri takes issue with Shulchan Aruch(author Rabbi Yosef Caro a Sephardi LHAVDIL as Deri)Hilchous Shabbous In Ertez Yisroel if Arabs approach Jews at the borders of our land, even if they say WE CAME TO TRADE! Take weapons and drive them out, even on Shabbous for the Arabs came only to steal our lands! Deri-has gone on record to GIVING UP OUR HOLY LAND! WATCH Every Wednesday 10:00AM & 6:00PM bcat.tv scroll down to Community Media right beneath click on Bcat Tv Network, then click on the arrow in Channel 2 In addition, every Thursday 12:00 Noon New York Time go to mnn.org on home page go across to number 4 Judaism and click beneath it Watch now

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