Yisrael Beytenu MK: 'With five Knesset seats, they offered us three ministerial positions'

MK Eli Avidar says Yisrael Beytenu chair MK Avigdor Liberman could have been 'minister of whatever he wanted.'

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Eli Avidar
Eli Avidar
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MK Eli Avidar (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday said that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered Yisrael Beytenu's chairman, MK Avigdor Liberman, to join the coalition.

In an interview with 103 FM Radio, Avidar said, "With five Knesset seats, they offered us three ministerial positions and to chair a committee, and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset."

"If we would've wanted more [than was offered], we would've received more," he added. "For Liberman himself, he was offered to be whichever minister he wanted."

Regarding the "Deal of the Century," Avidar said, "No one knows the plans, if Netanyahu decides to apply sovereignty, he'll publish the plan at the last minute."

He added that "some people know some parts of the plan." Netanyahu, he said, "is afraid. He wants to surprise the system. If he decides - he hasn't decided yet, he's still not sure if it serves him. If he decides to do it, the moment beforehand, he'll release it. And then there won't be enough time."