Avigdor Lieberman, the president of the political party Israel Beiteinu, has said that he wants surveillance cameras to be installed not only at all polling stations in Arab cities but also in those of the ultra-Orthodox communities.
“I don’t trust the counting of the votes among the ultra-Orthodox and Arabs. We must install cameras, and as far as I am concerned across the country,” Lieberman said.
Last week, Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer decided to ban the use of cameras in all polling stations by all parties. Instead of cameras, there will be extra personal from the Central Election Committee present to monitor voting activity.
Lieberman has made it very clear on multiple occasions that he will not sit in a government with the ultra-orthodox parties. According to Lieberman, the future government will be one that represents the will of the absolute majority of the citizens of the State of Israel.
Israels 21st Knesset was dissolved at the end of May, and new elections were called for September 17th after the deadline of forming a ruling coalition on March 29th passed, without Netanyahu collecting enough seats to form a right-wing coalition.
Lieberman held back the 5 seats that Netanyahu needed to build a majority. His refusal to join the coalition was because he did want to compromise on a stricter draft law that would increase the number of Orthodox males to serve in the army.