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The Yisrael Beytenu party, which is part of the "change bloc" of anti-Netanyahu parties, says it has received a number of threatening calls in the past few hours as negotiations to form a government that will replace Israel's premier appear to near the finish line.

Yisrael Beytenu says some of these calls included "harsh threats of murder" toward staff at the right-wing secularist party's headquarters and against its leader, Avigdor Liberman.

It adds that a complaint has been filed with the Knesset Guard.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 1st, 2021 at 05:25:21 PM EST
'Traitor, stinking Russian': Abused by PM's backers, Elkin's wife goes to police | TOI - Apr. 20, 2021 |

The wife of New Hope MK Ze'ev Elkin has filed a police complaint against supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who verbally attacked her outside the family's Jerusalem home.

"Your husband has betrayed Israel. You have betrayed Israel," Ben-Yehuda continued, later adding that she "goes with Arabs" and "collaborates with Al Jazeera," in reference to the international Arabic news channel. He also called her a "Russian traitor."

Ze'ev Elkin, a former Likud cabinet minister who was considered a close confidant of Netanyahu, left to join the New Hope party ahead of the March 2021 elections, blasting the prime minister for his conduct and accusing him of putting his personal considerations above the country best interests.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 1st, 2021 at 05:28:36 PM EST
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