Following Lieberman’s decision to resign from his position as Israeli defense minister, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would take on the position himself and dismissed calls for early elections.
Below are some of Benjamin Netanyahu’s quotes on the matter.
“Today, I take on for the first time the position of defense minister.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, Yahoo, 18 November 2018
“We are in one of the most complex security situations and during a period like this, you don’t topple a government. During a period like this, you don’t go to elections. It is irresponsible.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, CBN News, 18 November 2018
“We still have another year before elections; we are in the midst of the [national security] campaign and in the middle of a campaign you don’t abandon it. In the middle of a campaign you don’t play politics, the security of the state is beyond politics.” – Benjamin Netanyahu, CBN News, 18 November 2018