Avigdor Lieberman, the president of the political party Israel Beiteinu, has said that the next government will apply Israeli sovereignty to Ma’ale Adumim in the West Bank.
“I am sure that in the next term of the government, we will also be able to apply Israeli sovereignty, ” he told his supporters in the settlement that houses 40,000 Israelis.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yamina party leader Ayelet Shaked also supports for the implementation of Israeli sovereignty in Ma’ale Adumim, which voted overwhelmingly for the Likud in the last elections.
Benny Gantz, the leader of the Blue and White party has not publicly expressed support of annexation of settlements in the West Bank.
Lieberman also warned against a radical orthodox government and stressed the importance of the secular and centrist vote in the upcoming elections.
“It is crucial for us to keep the spirit of Zionism as a liberal-national movement. We will try to keep the secular population as a population that has a majority in our government. We will do everything to bring our people to vote, and to achieve at least 11 or 12 seats in the next Knesset,” he said.
Last election, 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.