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Liberman says that if Haredi parties join the coalition, his party will bolt

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaking at a press conference about the state budget, at the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem, August 30, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaking at a press conference about the state budget, at the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem, August 30, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman responds to recent remarks by Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked who has reportedly been trying to recruit the ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties to the coalition, saying that if the Haredim are in — his secularist Yisrael Beytenu party is out.

“I have heard that a few coalition officials are demanding that Shas and United Torah Judaism join the coalition. If they come in, we won’t be there,” Liberman says in the Knesset.

In response, Shas officials tell Israel National News: “Nobody is intending to join this destructive government.”

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