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Liberman says he would prefer future coalition not include Ra’am

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks at the Israel Bar Association conference in Tel Aviv, September 5, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks at the Israel Bar Association conference in Tel Aviv, September 5, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman says he’d prefer to leave coalition partner Ra’am out of the next coalition, instead preferring “Zionist parties” to the Islamists.

Liberman says there is “no need” to include Arab political party Ra’am in the next coalition.

“This time we need to form a Zionist coalition. With all Zionist parties,” the Yisrael Beytenu leader adds.

Liberman also hopes to form the government without Haredi parties and refuses to partner with Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, creating a difficult constellation according to current polling.

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