Liberman said demanding NIS 2.5b to join coalition

As part of his conditions for entering the coalition, Liberman is demanding from the treasury NIS 2.5 billion ($648 million) to resolve the pension crisis for elderly Israelis from the former Soviet Union who moved to Israel in the 1990s, Army Radio reports.

Liberman’s representatives are meeting with Finance Ministry officials to hammer out a deal, the report says, but the treasury is not sure how it will allocate this large sum.

The meeting is ongoing.

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