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.