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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Barakeh Confirms Hadash's Opposition Status


Chairman Mohammad Barakeh confirmed, Monday, that the predominantly-Arab party will be a "fighting and active opposition" to any government formed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. During a telephone call with Netanyahu, Barakeh said his party's political, economic and social stances were opposite those of the prime minister's.

Netanyahu said he saw himself as the prime minister of the entire population and saw the development of Arab communities in Israel as important. Barakeh responded by saying that despite the wide differences between his party and those that will comprise the government, it was Hadash's expectation that "every government will do what is demanded by us for the Arab population in Israel."