(Worthy News) - The swearing-in of the 21st Knesset on Tuesday afternoon took place in an atmosphere of ongoing difficulties in assembling a governing coalition.
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman was the first person to touch on the issue, saying at a meeting of his faction that “we are in favor of a Jewish state, but against a state of Jewish law. The haredi-national haredi camp got 22 seats. We have five, so it’s obvious to me that we won’t be able to get everything done in this Knesset that we wanted to. We’ll demand that the status quo be upheld and this madness be prevented,” Lieberman said.
Later, Shas leader Aryeh Deri responded to Lieberman and requested that he dial down the rhetoric: “The election campaign is over. The discussions and negotiations take place behind closed doors. There is no other way of putting a government together,” Deri said. [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More...) ]
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