Lieberman: Arab MPs are fifth column

Oct 31,2019

Lieberman has been known for his racist and radical remarks about Arabs in Israel and Palestinians.

Head of Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman described on Thursday morning Israeli Arab MPs as the fifth column with whom he will not join coalition government.

Speaking to an Israeli radio, Lieberman rejected a proposal for a coalition made by the head of Blue and White party Benny Gantz that includes the Arab MPs.

The Joint List represents that fifth column in the Knesset (Israeli parliament), he said, adding that it is impossible to sit with them in one government.

However, he stressed that the only way to form a government is through unity.

Lieberman also said that the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became more interested in third elections after he failed to form a government.

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