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Netanyahu, Lieberman join forces ahead of elections

Dramatic development: Israel PM, foreign minister announce Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu merger in special press conference; 'Joining forces will give us the power to defend Israel and generate social and economic change,' Netanyahu said. The two refused to take questions, did not elaborate on the make-up of the new list and did not address the possibility of a rotation.

"We face tremendous challenges and this is the time to join forces for the State of Israel's sake. That is why the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu will run together under one ticket in the next Knesset election."


The prime minister named the challenges the new government will face including the Iranian nuclear program and the anti-terror campaign.

"There is still so much to do, primarily lowering the cost of living. After we stabilized Israel's economy in the wake of the ongoing global crisis, we can continue to focus on reducin

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Added: Oct-25-2012 Occurred On: Oct-25-2012
By: aydeo
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  • These right wingers will surely start a conflict with Iran after the election, warlovers everywhere will be very happy with this news.

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  • Good

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  • It could be a positive development after all, since it might get all the parties of center-left to unite as well (Labor,Kadima and Lapid) as a response, what might give them a fair chance to take the elections.

    Most Israelis, who are in the center of the political map, don't want to see Lieberman as a Prime minister (what might heppen according to the media reports about a rotation deal between the two) and an alternative of a center social united party might get their votes.

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  • FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!
    Good move Bibi!

    Now they just have to get rid of that useless asshole Barak!

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    • @Freejay

      If you think that now, after this dirty trick, they will be elected so easily then you are fooling yourlself.

      Many in the Likud might leave now, to Shas (The religious ones), or even to Lapid.

      Bibi just proved he is a stupid asshole who thinks only about his policial career - He didn't like Lieberman in recent years (Lieberman gave him a hard time in the relations with Europe and even America), and yet gives him so much power only to ensure his own political survivel.

      Nothing more More..

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    • @wargypzy

      It's more about Lieberman than Bibi..

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    • @aydeo
      At least Lieberman tells the truth!

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  • Hi.

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  • Not like we didn't see the coming. Just another signal that the shit is about to hit the fan.

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  • Netanyahu needs to take his cowardly ass over to the dead sea and jump out of a plane with no parachute!

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