Lieberman: Deal on Merger With Netanyahu's Likud Was Reached Two Months Ago

Speaking in press conference, foreign minister and Yisrael Beiteinu head says move provides glimpse into Israel's political future, with larger parties taking the place of 'fragmentary factions.'

The recently announced merger with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud has been in the works for the last year, with a final decision reached two months ago Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday, rejecting claims that the move was prompted by a fear of a rising center-left bloc.

Lieberman's comments came a day after he and Netanyahu

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