Lieberman: Netanyahu is Looking to Buy Time – We Won’t Enter National Unity Coalition


lieYisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accuses Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of trying to buy time. Lieberman feels the prime minister is dragging his feet because in reality, he wants a national unity coalition government with the Labor party on board.

Lieberman told Reshet Bet Radio that his party will not join such a coalition, expressing his opposition to a national unity coalition. Lieberman added that coalition talks have only begun and many items must still be discussed between the parties.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Does Netanyahu wish for a Gov’t whose legacy will be

    felt in inner fabric of the National Bedrock ?!
    Or one whose legacy soon overturned?!!
    One whose impact will be deep into the soul still be snowballing long after his retirement?
    Or one that is merely a placeholder (and many Right of center Gov’ts across the West),barely leaving imprint, ?!!

    Perhaps he really prefers for The Left to develop crucial momentum ?!!

    To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher:Those who push for national Unity/ Broad Coalition Gov’ts’ are Quislings
    i.e. Fifth Columnists who desire to pull the rug out for under a Gov’t’s ability to develop and embed into the national soul

    Obviously every policy move of a Religious Right Gov’t will be attacked

    But hey:

    ” . . . there is no act, however virtuous, for which ingenuity may not find some bad motive.”

    Thomas Jefferson to Edward Dowse, April 19, 18

  2. The idea of a National Unity government is in part to exclude Lieberman (not to mention Lapid, Kahlon and Bennett, and any small party that wants more than the droppings)l.

  3. About Time: It seems to me that it is nothing but posturing by everyone. Netanyahu is a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them.

    He knows full well that a government with the Left could never work and there will be new elections in short order if he did.

    He also knows that he won’t get 30 seats next time either, since so many of Bayit Yehudi’s votes went to Likud for fear that Labor would have more seats than Likud and be given first option to form a government. (evidenced by the increase in Likud votes in Yehuda and Shomron).

    Those voters would never support him again if he forms a Left wing coalition and there will also be a revolt within Likud itself (that threat was already made).