Liberman: Anyone who refuses to compromise will lose our support

Yisrael Beytenu chair: If Likud or Blue and White won't compromise on key demands, we'll throw support behind those willing to compromise.

Hezki Baruch ,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
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Yisrael Beytenu Chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Saturday night told News 12 that he plans to speak this week with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White's MK Benny Gantz, requesting each of them agree to compromise in order to prevent new elections.

Liberman will request that Gantz accept Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's compromise, while at the same time requesting that Netanyahu agree to break up the 55-MK bloc formed by the Likud and the right and religious parties.

If either Netanyahu or Gantz refuse to compromise, Liberman's party will support the other candidate.

Senior Likud officials said Liberman "has not told us anything new, and in the meantime, the only one who hasn't compromised on anything is Evet. Netanyahu will not separate from his 55-MK bloc."

Avigdor Liberman was born Evet Liberman. He changed his name to the Hebrew Avigdor after immigrating to Israel in 1978. In recent months, politicians angry with Liberman have begun referring to him as Evet.