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Liberman: Support a coalition from Meretz to Yamina, not with ‘anti-Zionist’ Religious Zionism

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, June 13, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, June 13, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Avigdor Liberman tells his faction meeting that the Yisrael Beytenu party will not sit in a potential future coalition with the far-right Religious Zionism party, which he describes as “anti-Zionist.”

“We support the formation of a government composed of all the Zionist parties, from Meretz to Yamina,” he says.

“Religious Zionism is an anti-Zionist party that advocates a state of halacha. Nothing else,” says Liberman, using the word to describe a state governed by religious law.

“We will not sit [in a coalition] with [Haredi parties] Shas or United Torah Judaism in any way,” says Liberman, whose party is staunchly secular.

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