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Livni, Herzog fear the collapse of Liberman's party

Potential allies of Avigdor Liberman, such as Isaac Herzog, Tzipi Livni and Moshe Kahlon, might rethink their political attitude toward him, following corruption suspicions against some of his party members.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JANUARY 23:  (ISRAEL OUT) Former Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman visits the Likud party election campaign headquarters with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not pictured) on Janurary 23, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Exit polls suggested that current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to office, although he performed worse than expected.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman had a well-prepared and cohesive campaign plan for the 2015 elections — a masterpiece based on in-depth polling results and the familiar Liberman pragmatism, designed to move him closer to the political center.

His shift to the center, as reflected in banner headlines setting out Liberman’s peace plans and including sharp criticism of the damage caused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomacy of status quo, is political genius. Liberman’s plan for aligning himself with the center, which emerged soon after early elections were announced on Nov. 28, was designed to turn the chairman of the Yisrael Beitenu Party into a legitimate candidate for the position of prime minister and an attractive choice for left-wing voters.

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