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News and updates about Coalition Crisis

Haredi party demands one of two options for solving draft crisis

United Torah Judaism demands PM Netanyahu legislate either Override Clause or Basic Law: Torah Study, alongside new Draft Law.

Haredi party demands one of two options for solving draft crisis

Report:

Netanyahu trying to defuse coalition crisis with rightist ally

National Security Minister reportedly rejects overtures by Netanyahu, demanding changes before ending boycott of the government.

Netanyahu trying to defuse coalition crisis with rightist ally

Next coalition crisis?

Law of Return won't be amended as promised, says Likud minister

Commitment to amend "grandchild clause" within 60 days was described as a "breakthrough" enabling coalition to form.

Law of Return won't be amended as promised, says Likud minister

Netanyahu:

'I will return Israel to its former glory'

The former premier vowed to restore Israel's national pride and usher in more peace deals with neighboring states.

'I will return Israel to its former glory'

Bennett: We did everything we could to save the govt.

PM addresses nation after announcing end to 24th Knesset, says Judea and Samaria law and resulting 'chaos' led to decision.

Bennett: We did everything we could to save the govt.

"Failed government"

Netanyahu: Great news for the State of Israel

Opposition leader reacts with joy to dissolution of the government, vows to form a right-wing, national government.

Netanyahu: Great news for the State of Israel

Gantz caught off guard by announcement of coalition's end

Defense Minister says it is "a pity the state has to be dragged to new elections."

Gantz caught off guard by announcement of coalition's end

Knesset dissolves: Lapid to become Prime Minister

After numerous crises and efforts to preserve it, coalition to be dissolved. New elections to be held in October.

Knesset dissolves: Lapid to become Prime Minister

Senior political source:

'We'll demolish terrorists' homes, but not before Biden visit'

Govt. source says current govt. building in Judea and Samaria at same rate as Netanyahu govt. despite Democratic administration.

'We'll demolish terrorists' homes, but not before Biden visit'

Senior govt. source:

'Arab party should be in coalition, but not relied on'

Senior figure says Bennett-Lapid govt. proved people with opposing views ca n sit together, Netanyahu must not be rewarded for bad behavior.

'Arab party should be in coalition, but not relied on'

Coalition Crisis:

Bill dissolving Knesset headed for vote Wednesday

Will rogue Yamina MK Nir Orbach back snap elections -or insist on formation of new government in present Knesset?

Bill dissolving Knesset headed for vote Wednesday

The day after Bennett

60 Jewish Zionists, headed by Netanyahu, could set up a government if there are elections, but he will have to attend to basic issues.Op-ed.

The day after Bennett

On the coalition crisis:

I believe Bennett

Nowadays, the a politician's lot has little to do with his accomplishments. Bennett may fall, but Israel needs his values.Op-ed.

I  believe  Bennett

Haredi party chief mediating between Likud and rogue Yamina MK

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni working to broker negotiations between MK Nir Orbach, Likud party.

Haredi party chief mediating between Likud and rogue Yamina MK

PM to Orbach: Don't jump ship before Biden's visit

"If Yair Lapid is premier when Biden arrives, he'll acquiesce to every single demand," PM stresses.

PM to Orbach: Don't jump ship before Biden's visit

Yamina MK: 'I'm not convinced that we failed'

'If you did everything you could and did not succeed - that's not a failure, that's a success,' Yamina's Dep. Min. Abir Kara says.

Yamina MK: 'I'm not convinced that we failed'

Coalition on the brink?

Orbach meets with PM again, almost ready to bolt

Unlike last week, no pronouncement of a "good meeting" followed in its wake.

Orbach meets with PM again, almost ready to bolt

Will Ra'am be punished for its insubordination?

Govt weighs sanctions, hundreds of thousands of shekels in funding to be frozen.

Will Ra'am be punished for its insubordination?

Likud offers a 'realistic place' on their slate, Orbach wavers

Yamina MK hopes to form right-wing govt within current Knesset & avert elections.

Likud offers a 'realistic place' on their slate, Orbach wavers

Meretz rebel infuriates party: I'm not backing down

"I'll vote against the government when the Judea & Samaria bill comes up next time," vows Rinawie Zoabi.

Meretz rebel infuriates party: I'm not backing down

Will the New Hope Party herald the demise of Israel’s coalition?

Minister Gideon Sa'ar instigated the latest coalition crisis, and if the goernment falls, he is the one who pulled the plug. Op-ed.

Will the New Hope Party herald the demise of Israel’s coalition?

Coalition's death throes?

Yamina's Nir Orbach 'preparing ground for new govt' says report

After describing partnership with Ra'am as "failed, ended experiment," is Orbach seeking new political allies?

Yamina's Nir Orbach 'preparing ground for new govt' says report

60 seats for right-wing bloc in new poll

35 seats for Likud, Sa'ar's New Hope fades away.

60 seats for right-wing bloc in new poll

Foreign Min.: 'Whoever isn't happy with the coalition can leave'

Foreign Min. Lapid promises to 'do everything to ensure government survives,' claims Netanyahu government will 'break apart democracy.'

Foreign Min.: 'Whoever isn't happy with the coalition can leave'

"Silman, you're fantastic!"

Netanyahu praises MK who prevented Kahana's reappointment

Appointment of Dep. Min. Kahana to position of minister ties in vote and fails, Yamina expected to remove MK Silman from Knesset role.

Netanyahu praises MK who prevented Kahana's reappointment

Coalition Crisis worsens:

PM Bennett's spokesman steps down

The 26-year-old spokesman had served as one of Bennett's closest advisors in a variety of different roles.

PM Bennett's spokesman steps down

Justice Minister:

'Impossible to manage coalition this way'

'If coalition doesn't recover itself, that will have significance - survival in itself is not a value,' Justice Min. Sa'ar tells activists.

'Impossible to manage coalition this way'

Bennett:

'Act against poison machine of Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir'

PM Bennett pens letter to citizens, asking for 'action' against opposition's 'deadly poison machine.'

'Act against poison machine of Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir'

Interior Min.: 'Coalition will survive, we have a lot of work'

Interior Min. Shaked hopes summer Knesset session will end well, speaks about partnerships within Yamina party.

Interior Min.: 'Coalition will survive, we have a lot of work'

Economic considerations, or revenge against haredim?

'Where is the economic logic in 6,000 women leaving their jobs?' haredi MK Malkieli queries.

Economic considerations, or revenge against haredim?

Foreign Min. canceled diplomatic visits due to coalition crisis

Foreign Min. Lapid canceled diplomatic visits in at least three countries due to instability in the coalition, report says.

Foreign Min. canceled diplomatic visits due to coalition crisis

Coalition Crisis:

Rogue Meretz MK to rejoin coalition

Yair Lapid negotiates return of rogue Meretz MK to the coalition, offering her concessions in exchange.

Rogue Meretz MK to rejoin coalition

Druze MK: Money for Ra'am but not for soldiers?

Likud MK Fateen Mulla explains why his party opposes coalition bill to partially fund higher education for discharged soldiers.

Druze MK: Money for Ra'am but not for soldiers?

Government source:

Crisis with rebel Meretz MK is over

Coalition expects to reach agreements with Meretz's Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, who resigned coalition earlier this week.

Crisis with rebel Meretz MK is over

'Govt in current Knesset'

Likud MK to challenge Netanyahu?

MK Yuli Edelstein, former Knesset Speaker, says it's 'possible to form a good and stable government, even in the current Knesset.'

Likud MK to challenge Netanyahu?

Behind Bennett's back:

Lapid holding negotiations with Joint Arab List

Foreign Min.Lapid agrees to Joint Arab List demand for 200m NIS to improve roads in Arab towns. PM Bennett was not updated.

Lapid holding negotiations with Joint Arab List

Likud MK: 'Israel should be run by Jews'

'Government won't fall because of deserters but because the Arab parties decide to bring it down,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'Israel should be run by Jews'

Netanyahu knew Meretz MK was leaving coalition before Bennett

MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's resignation gives the opposition an absolute majority.

Netanyahu knew Meretz MK was leaving coalition before Bennett

Likud MK:

'We'll support the law - if soldiers receive full tuition'

MK Karhi talks with Israel National News - Arutz Sheva about the bill to give soldiers some money for their studies. 'They smell elections.'

'We'll support the law - if soldiers receive full tuition'

New Hope MK Sharren Haskel: I won't be the next defector

"Likud offered me everything from the Treasury to the Foreign Ministry, but I'm sticking with Gideon."

New Hope MK Sharren Haskel: I won't be the next defector

Ex-MK Kalfon answers his critics: I never torpedoed a vote

"Yomtob was loyal to the coalition but also to his ideology," accuses coalition whip, against Kalfon's protests.

Ex-MK Kalfon answers his critics: I never torpedoed a vote

An illegal maneuver?

Kahana is de facto Relig. Affairs Minister even after resigning

Supreme Court invalidated precisely this situation in 2015 following a petition by the Yesh Atid party.

Kahana is de facto Relig. Affairs Minister even after resigning

'Almost all of Yamina is in negotiations with Likud'

Likud's MK Eli Cohen says most of Yamina is in negotiations with Likud, public angry at Min. Shaked for her role in gov't's formation.

'Almost all of Yamina is in negotiations with Likud'

Yamina MK compares Shura Council to Council of Torah Sages

Likud MK Miri Regev condemns Kalfon's words - "I'm ashamed of the kippah-wearers in this govt,"

Yamina MK compares Shura Council to Council of Torah Sages

Conflict in the coalition:

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

Interior Min. Shaked, number two to PM Bennett, says FM Lapid's statement on cooperation with Joint Arab List 'completely unacceptable.'

Yamina ministers: 'We won't rely on the Joint Arab List'

Coalition crisis:

Not everyone in the government wants to rely on the Joint List

MK Nir Orbach & undisclosed others from New Hope say continued reliance on Arab opposition party will split the government.

Not everyone in the government wants to rely on the Joint List

Arab party chief: 'Many Jews asked me to stay in the coalition'

MK Mansour Abbas, head of UAL party, calls to bring haredi parties into the coalition.

Arab party chief: 'Many Jews asked me to stay in the coalition'

Coalition crisis:

Yamina's Abir Kara on the advantages of political instability

"I utilize the current situation for the benefit of Israeli citizens, by passing laws with broad cross-party consensus."

Yamina's Abir Kara on the advantages of political instability

It's final: UAL won't quit coalition

United Arab List says they've decided to give the coalition another chance.

It's final: UAL won't quit coalition

United Arab List won't bolt coalition

Shura Council meets to decide whether United Arab List should bolt coalition, decides to continue freeze on coalition activities.

United Arab List won't bolt coalition

Former Arab MK:

'We'll stay in the coalition - if they agree to all our demands'

'Jews have nothing to do on the Temple Mount - you want to pray? Change your religion,' former Arab MK Abbas Zakour says.

'We'll stay in the coalition - if they agree to all our demands'

Haredi MK: 'No understandings with coalition'

MK Aryeh Deri says opposition won't reach understandings with coalition, is working to bring down government.

Haredi MK: 'No understandings with coalition'

Arab MK: 'I'll tell my colleagues to quit the coalition'

'They are sending us a clear message, they want us out,' MK Mazen Ghanaim says.

Arab MK: 'I'll tell my colleagues to quit the coalition'

Joint Arab List will support Knesset dissolution

MK Odeh, chairman of the Joint Arab List, says his party will vote to dissolve Knesset - if bill has a reasonable chance of passing.

Joint Arab List will support Knesset dissolution

Estimate: Israeli elections would delay Biden's visit

US Pres. Biden is expected to visit Israel in June - but new elections may change that, report says.

Estimate: Israeli elections would delay Biden's visit

Coalition crisis:

PM Bennett: No foreign entity will determine policy in J'lem

PM rejects demand of Ra'am coalition partner for remaining in coalition. How much longer can govt last?

PM Bennett: No foreign entity will determine policy in J'lem

Coalition crisis

Bennett's men furious at Shaked's 'irretrievable harm to govt'

Prime Minister seeks to appease Ra'am while Shaked speaks out on Temple Mount, settlement construction.

Bennett's men furious at Shaked's 'irretrievable harm to govt'

Jordan to decide fate of Israeli government

MK Mansour Abbas, head of United Arab List, tells PM Bennett that meetings with Jordan will decide whether his party leaves government.

Jordan to decide fate of Israeli government

Sources close to PM estimate: Government will last another month

Haaretz analyst: 'PM Bennett, Interior Min. Shaked, can lead processes that won't give United Arab List a choice.'

Sources close to PM estimate: Government will last another month

Report: Senior Yamina MKs to announce 'dramatic move'

Top Yamina MKs considering splitting off and forming their own party as coalition crisis deepens.

Report: Senior Yamina MKs to announce 'dramatic move'