'No coalition crisis that can't be overcome'

Tourism Minister says no one in coalition wants early elections - but partners have to behave responsibly.

Shimon Cohen ,

Yariv Levin
Yariv Levin
Flash 90

Government ministers believe that the government is doing its job in the best possible way and do not want early elections, according to Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

Levin said in an interview with Arutz Sheva: "We do not want to shorten the government's days." Levin noted that he himself has invested considerable time and resources in trying to find solutions to the issues on the agenda, in order to prevent the dissolution of the government and the early elections. "This is important in terms of stability and in terms of moves that still have to be made."

"To make this happen, we have to be responsible textures partners and to fulfill a commitment not to promote populist legislation and to avoid quarrels on the personal level so that the government will be able to exist. I understand the partnership that is afraid to be flexible and to make concessions that will hurt them among their voters, but I hope that the responsibility and broader state vision will increase. "

According to Levin, issues of recruitment and conversion are but examples of possible coalition crises. "There is no coalition crisis that cannot be solved if there is a desire by the coalition partners to solve it," but as he sees it, "it requires flexibility and willingness to make concessions, and in the period before the elections it is necessary to take certain risks when the partnership will have to take steps toward each other. If we do not have such a willingness, we will know quickly that with regard to the issue of enlistment, we are required to make a decision within a month and a half."

As for the encouraging polls the prime minister sees on the one hand, and the desire of his legal team to hold elections before the attorney general's decision on whether to indict Netanyahu, "the current timetable shows that even if the elections take place at that time, the final decision [on whether to indict the prime minister] will still not have been made, so it is not certain that this is relevant in terms of considerations. I can also say about the polls, last time the polls gave us 18 Knesset seats and we ended with 30. I would not suggest building polls, especially when in Israel the minimum period of time for an election campaign is three months, and not from today to tomorrow. In such a time many things can happen, so the way of the king is the united mandate that we have, and only if it becomes clear that it is not possible to continue will we go in the direction of advancing the elections."

"We want to continue, and I think that we can continue, but we certainly do not want to create a chaos of populist legislation and an irresponsible budgetary division, and this is something that no one can agree to. As long as we can reach an agreement that will prevent such a situation."