'When will it stop?' Herzog
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Minister Herzog: PM responsible for racism wave

Welfare minister slams planned investigation into activity of leftist groups; urges Netanyahu to 'stop groveling before Lieberman'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is chiefly responsible for the "wave of racism that is flooding that is flooding the country," Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog said Sunday.


During the weekly cabinet meeting Herzog, who recently threatened to "dismantle Labor" if the party does not quit the coalition, criticized the government's decision to investigate the funding of left-wing organizations in Israel. He said Netanyahu must tell the citizens of Israel when he intends to "stop groveling before Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and stop the madness."


Minister Avishay Braverman, also of Labor, said he does not plan on making a "Don Quixote move" and leave the government on his own. The minister said he would call a Labor Central Committee meeting to discuss issuing an ultimatum whereby the party would quit the coalition unless peace negotiations are resumed.


Sources close to Netanyahu have estimated that Labor would leave the government in March or April in light of the stalled peace process, a move which would leave the coalition with only 61 Knesset members.


Attila Somfalvi and Ronen Medzini contributed to the report



פרסום ראשון: 01.09.11, 12:49
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