Minister Elkin: Lieberman’s Demands are Not Logical


Minister (Likud) Ze’ev Elkin, who is a member of the party’s coalition negotiating team, called the latest announced demands by the chairman of Yisrael Beitenu, MK Avigdor Lieberman, “illogical”.

Speaking with Channel12 TV News on motzei Shabbos, Lieberman announced the sides must compromise towards establishing a coalition. He stated that if the leaders of the two largest parties, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or MK Benny Gantz refuse to compromise, he will back the other party.

Lieberman called for the establishment of a unity coalition including Likud and Blue & White and called on Netanyahu to ditch the chareidi and dati leumi parties, which the prime minister indicated he is not going to do.

Elkin correctly explained that the Shas and Yahadut Hatorah parties have a combined 16 seats, which is double Yisrael Beitenu’s eight seats. He added that until two weeks ago, Lieberman was unwilling to sit in a coalition with the Arab parties but suddenly, this has changed.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Lieberman has an over inflated ego. He sat with the charadim and now he won’t sit with them. He is very pro Israel but considers sitting with the anti Israel Arabs. He is the person who caused the first elections when he refused to sit with charadim. He caused the second elections by refusing to sit with Likud or B&W.

    Because of his big ego, we might have third elections since he will not come down from the high lofty perch his ego built for him.