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FM slams Zionist Camp over Zoabi zigzag

Yisrael Beyetenu chairman Avigdor Liberman continues on a trajectory indicating he wants no part of a left-leaning coalition. “It is not enough to label yourself ‘The Zionist Camp’ – a true Zionist does not give in to threats by the Arabs,” Liberman wrote on his Facebook page.

Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman. (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman. (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

He was responding to the decision by Zionist Camp leaders to avoid demanding that the Central Election Committee disqualify Hanin Zoabi from running and the election. The Zionist Camp announced that instead the party would not take sides and would follow any decision that comes from the committee’s deliberations, expected to begin Thursday.

The Zionist Camp initially supported disqualifying Zoabi, but the party leaders changed their mind, reportedly following threats from Arab MKs who said they would not recommend to President Reuven Rivlin to appoint Isaac Herzog to build the next coalition. Additionally, some of the more left-leaning members of Labor called on the party leaders to avoid taking a clear stand on the right wing’s efforts to have Zoabi disqualified.

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