Liberman Calls Netanyahu Invitation “Spin”


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest bid to expand his narrow coalition met with scorn on Sunday, as Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman brushed off Netanyahu’s remark that Liberman had signaled an interest in joining.

Liberman brushed off Netanyahu’s comment as “spin,” and that the prime minister is interested only in Herzog’s Zionist Camp as a coalition partner.

“Netanyahu is once again doing the total opposite of what he promised in the last election, and is negotiating with Tzipi [Livni] and Buji [Herzog], with the party, that he said just a year ago, whose members are not Zionists and threatened that ‘it’s us or them,’” Liberman said in a statement.

However, he was careful not to close the door all the way. If Netanyahu makes a “serious and true offer,” Liberman said that he will consider it.

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