Liberman: Ultra-Orthodox politicians must ‘become history’

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman says the ultra-Orthodox politicians must be relegated to the dustbins of history.

Liberman, who has been condemned for his weekend remarks on the Haredim, addresses the controversy in an interview with 103 FM radio.

Liberman refuses to apologize and slams his ultra-Orthodox critics for their “hypocrisy,” saying that they were behind the “worst incitement we have seen” in their own political campaign.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Interior Affairs Minister Aryeh Deri attend the special plenary session opening the winter session of the Knesset, on October 23, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

“There is no one who harms the ultra-Orthodox more than the leadership of Shas and United Torah Judaism,” he charges.

Liberman on Friday said he would dump the Haredim and Netanyahu “in a landfill,” drawing accusations of anti-Semitism.

Asked if he accepted the claim that his use of the analogy was reminiscent of “the worst period in our history,” Liberman shoots back, “We need to send them to history, they need to become history. And in that sense I very much hope that we will send Netanyahu to the opposition, and also Litzman and Deri.”