Netanyahu: Not right to go to elections now

PM opens cabinet meeting by addressing efforts to stabilize coalition. 'In this sensitive security period, elections not needed, not right.'

Hezki Baruch ,

Cabinet meeting this morning
Cabinet meeting this morning
Hezki Baruch

Prime Minister Netanyahu opened the weekly cabinet meeting this morning, Sunday, with reference to his efforts to stabilize the coalition despite the resignation of Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman from the position of Defense Minister.

"In recent days I have been talking to all the heads of the coalition. Tonight I will meet with Finance Minister Kahlon in an attempt to prevent the need to go to elections," Netanyahu said.

"In this sensitive security period, going to elections is not needed and not right. We remember what happened when coalition elements overthrew the Likud governments in 1992 and 1999, and we received the Oslo disaster and the intifada," he said.

"Everything must be done to avoid repeating these mistakes," Netanyahu concluded.