Netanyahu: Liberman is part of the leftist bloc

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman: He misled his voters.

Elad Benari,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night attacked Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman after the vote to dissolve the 21st Knesset and go to another election.

Speaking after the vote, Netanyahu said that Liberman "wanted in the clearest way to topple this government, Avigdor Liberman is part of the leftist bloc."

He added, "They take the State of Israel, take billions, waste them, simply burn them, and paralyze a country for nearly a year because of the personal ambition of one person."

"The Israeli public made a clear and unequivocal decision: That I would be prime minister and that the Likud would lead a right-wing government. The public elected me to lead the State of Israel. The various parties that ran for Knesset, many of them said they would support me,” continued Netanyahu.

“60 out of the 65 mandates granted to the right did what they undertook upon themselves to do. One party did the exact opposite. Avigdor Liberman misled his voters. From the get go, he had no intention of joining the government," the Prime Minister continued.

"In eight months, Avigdor Liberman is dragging the country twice to elections because of personal whims and an attempt to get a few more seats. Simply unbelievable. Avigdor Liberman is now part of the left, he is the heart of the left,” Netanyahu charged.