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Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon 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

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 explains 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 remain in the coalition - only 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 insists no foreign entity will determine policy in Jerusalem

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 coalition'

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'

Haredi MK: 'Likud doesn't have any more deserters'

'We need a new government in this Knesset, not new elections,' MK Uri Maklev stresses.

Haredi MK: 'Likud doesn't have any more deserters'

New Hope preparing for alternative government?

Coalition sources hint New Hope may bring down government, sources in the party deny the reports.

New Hope preparing for alternative government?

Prime Minister Bennett: Hamas wants this government to fail

"They're hankering after briefcases stuffed with dollars. The fact that Hamas wants this government to fall tells you all you need to know."

PM Bennett: Hamas wants this government to fail

Coalition crisis: Ra'am demands 'amended' status quo on Temple Mount as condition

Mansour Abbas wants Jordan to present list of demands. Without Israeli acquiescence, Ra'am will not return to coalition.

Ra'am demands 'amended' status quo on Temple Mount

Shaked instructs: Work under assumption gov't will collapse

Interior Min. Shaked believes current coalition has about a month left, report says.

Shaked instructs: Work under assumption gov't will collapse

Haredi MK: 'Government won't fall tomorrow'

'Even if there are more deserters, it won't be enough until the Joint Arab List decides to bring down the government,' MK Yakov Margi says.

Haredi MK: 'Government won't fall tomorrow'

Rogue Yamina MK: 'I'll lead a new party - or join it'

'I did not leave the party, PM Bennett and Interior Min. Shaked left the ideas of the party,' MK Amichai Chikli says.

Rogue Yamina MK: 'I'll lead a new party - or join it'

Govt minister Nachman Shai: 'We have a very narrow coalition & need Ra'am to survive'

"Opposition doesn't have better ideas for the Temple Mount," says Diaspora Affairs Minister. "We saw what happened to them last summer."

'We have a very narrow coalition & need Ra'am to survive'

Netanyahu estimates: Another MK will leave coalition this week

In conversations with those close to him, opposition leader MK Netanyahu says coalition likely to lose another MK in the coming week.

Netanyahu estimates: Another MK will leave coalition this week

Netanyahu coached Yamina defector Idit Silman on how to negotiate with Benny Gantz

Despite efforts, Gantz refused to consider joining Netanyahu-led coalition.

Netanyahu coached Yamina defector on how to negotiate with Gantz

Meretz Minister: 'Proud to take United Arab List's interests into account on Temple Mount'

Responding to Meretz' Yair Golan, Yamina MK Orbach asks: "Are you trying to dismantle the coalition?"

'Proud to take Ra'am's interests into account on Temple Mount'

PM Naftali Bennett: I'm not angry with Idit Silman. She went through a very hard time

Asked four times if Interior Minister Shaked has committed to remaining in the government, Bennett evades answering.

PM Bennett: I'm not angry with Idit Silman

Haredi MK: 'Hard to believe we'll succeed in forming a government'

'Bennett not worthy of being prime minister, he has no legitimacy,' Shas MK Azoulay says.

Haredi MK: 'Hard to believe we'll manage to form a government'

Lapid: Coalition crisis 'under control'

Foreign Minister predicts current government will remain in power by next Passover and the Passover after that.

Lapid: Coalition crisis 'under control'

Ahmad Tibi: 'I'd like to thank Idit Silman for making things 60-60'

Joint List MK stresses his party won't join the coalition or sign any agreements. "We'll act on an ad hoc basis."

'I'd like to thank Idit Silman for making things 60-60'

Yamina MK Nir Orbach tells Meretz chair: 'Your voters want you in the govt, ours don't'

At stormy coalition meeting, party chairs call for more discipline while Yamina's representative begs for 'understanding.'

'Your voters want you in the govt, ours don't'

Opposition working to protect former coalition whip from being declared 'defector'

Opposition to allow MK Idit Silman not to vote in the no-confidence vote against the government, to prevent coalition from hurting her.

Opposition working to protect former coalition whip

Finance Min.: 'We won't hold elections, Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain'

Finance Min. Liberman instructs employees: 'Continue at regular pace, no elections soon.'

'We won't hold elections, Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain'

Yamina MK: Bennett's days as prime minister are numbered

'Bennett is in hysterics, his ECMO machine will not help him,' Yamina's MK Chikli says.

Yamina MK: Bennett's days as prime minister are numbered

Bennett's new partners - The Joint List?

Following Silman resignation, officials in the Bennett-Lapid government have asked lawyers to formulate agreements with the Joint Arab List

Bennett's new partners - The Joint List?

Likud estimates: Low chance of more deserters before summer break

Some senior Likud officials prefer not to reserve spot for Interior Min. Shaked in their party, report says.

Likud estimate: Low chance of more deserters before summer break

Poll: Nearly 60% of Israelis not interested in new elections

Different division, same results: In new poll, bloc led by former PM Netanyahu wins 60 seats, while current coalition wins just 54.

Poll: Nearly 60% of Israelis not interested in new elections

New poll shows right-wing bloc with 60 Knesset seats

Coalition parties lose power, win 54 seats, while bloc led by former PM Netanyahu gains 60.

New poll shows right-wing bloc with 60 Knesset seats