Hadash and the Communist Party (CPI) of Israel called for elections on Wednesday, November 14, following the announcement by far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on his decision to resign from the government and its coalition.
“The time has come to bring a better government to Israel. The time has come for democratic elections and the sooner the better. The currents affairs cannot be left in the hands of a bunch of fascists and settlers,” Hadash and the CPI wrote in their announcement.
They continue by saying that Lieberman resignation “revealed what we have already known for a long time ― this government doesn’t have a strategy to put an end to the continuing blockade of the Gaza Strip, the starvation of the Palestinian people in Gaza, the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories, and its abandonment of the residents of the south of Israel.”
“Lieberman is a corrupt fascist who has endangered everybody. The rest of the far-right and neoliberal government needs to follow him,” agreed Joint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash).