Barak on Lieberman and Netanyahu

‘Netanyahu-Liberman government shows signs of fascism,’ Ehud Barak says

May 20, 2016

Former prime minister Ehud Barak said on Friday the current governing coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is exhibiting signs of fascism.”

In an interview with Channel 10, Barak offered withering criticism of Netanyahu’s decision to appoint Avigdor Liberman as defense minister in place of Moshe Ya’alon in a move to expand his coalition and solidify his hold on power.

Ya’alon resigned from the government on Friday, even as Netanyahu tried to compensate him by offering him the job of foreign minister.

Ya’alon notified Netanyahu of his resignation from the government on Friday morning.