Liberman: Violence in Jerusalem, south and Meron disaster are Netanyahu’s legacy

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman blames the Netanyahu government for the violence in Jerusalem, rocket fire in the south and the Meron disaster earlier this month.

“On this holiday [Jerusalem Day] the Netanyahu government has brought us into a situation of conflagration,” Liberman says at a weekly faction meeting in the Knesset. “In the south, Jerusalem, and also [with the deadly crush] on Mount Meron — this is his legacy. If he cares for Israel or Likud, he would have recognized that he’s the obstacle [to a government] and stepped aside.”

Liberman says he is doing his utmost for the government of the so-called “change bloc” to be formed.

He says the government will be open to the ultra-Orthodox parties joining at any time, provided they accept its positions on IDF enlistment, kosher food and conversion — positions the Haredi parties won’t bend on.

Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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