Bennett to Liberman: Stop the Nonsense, Join the Coalition

June 10, 2015  

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, on Tuesday called on Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman to “stop the nonsense” and join the coalition.

Bennett’s call to Liberman was made on Twitter, and it came after Liberman welcomed Bennett’s announcement that he would cut state funding for a play by an Arab theater about a terrorist who murdered an IDF soldier.

Liberman suggested that Bennett dismiss the committee that had allowed the play to receive state funding to begin with and appoint a new committee that “understands the significance of Israel as a Zionist state and knows that supporting terrorists, allegedly in the name of artistic freedom, is crossing a red line.”

Bennett then tweeted in response, “Evet, my friend, this is a good national government. Stop the nonsense, join the government. There is no reason to stay outside with the other parties. We will do good things together.”

Liberman dropped a bombshell last month when he announced he would not join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition, and later predicted that there would be new elections by 2016.

The former foreign minister has since that time criticized the new government, resulting in Netanyahu accusing the Yisrael Beytenu chairman of joining the leftists.

Liberman responded by saying that Netanyahu is the “master of zigzagging” and claiming he “abandoned the national camp and no longer belongs to the Israeli right-wing.”

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