Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Netanyahu says new elections would be 'irresponsible'

Netanyahu says new elections would be 'irresponsible'

But the long-serving premier staved off early elections for now by outmaneuvering coalition partners and raising the specter of a looming military crisis-without actually describing what that crisis might be.

Netanyahu is trying to convince them to stay, and his Likud allies are already preparing to pin the blame on them if that effort fails.

Another coalition partner, Avigdor Lieberman, who is seen as a hardliner, quit as defence minister.

While Bennett's move put off early elections for now, it keeps the governing coalition on shaky ground with only a slim 61-seat majority in Israel's 120-seat parliament. Moshe Kahlon of the center-right Kulanu party is expected to urge Netanyahu to set an election date promptly. Interior Minister Arye Deri of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party backed down on Sunday, and Bennett followed suit the next day.

Bennett referred to Netanyahu's address in saying that Jewish Home, which has eight lawmakers, would remain in his coalition. "I know what needs to be done and when to do it, and we will do it". "And we will do it". In such a moment you don't topple a government. "During a period like this, you don't go to elections", he said. "We have another full year until elections". "The security of the country is above political considerations". Only 17 percent of respondents were happy with Netanyahu's Gaza policy.

"It's better that the prime minister beats me in a political battle than (Hamas leader Ismail) Haniyeh beats Israel", Bennett said in a parliamentary committee room packed with journalists.

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He has come under heavy criticism for agreeing to the Gaza ceasefire, especially from within his own political base and in the working-class, rocket-battered towns in southern Israel that are typically strongholds of his Likud Party.

Netanyahu met Bennett on Friday, but conflicting reports emerged.

"Yesterday I took the position of defense minister". Gadi Eizenkot, and his designated successor, Maj. We are in the midst of a campaign and in the midst of a campaign one does not jump ship.

Unless the defense minister's portfolio is given to Bennett to rescue Israel from the serious crisis of confidence in security that it is in, there is no point in the existence of a left-wing government.

"Whether our partners decide to topple the government or not, we will continue to take action to ensure the security of our state and of our people". We are public emissaries with responsibility on our shoulders; we will never evade responsibility. We have an entire year before the [scheduled] elections, and we are now in the middle of war-you don't walk away in the middle of a war.

But, in a remarkable turn of events, he managed to scare his right-wing rivals enough to prevent them from resigning over last week's Gaza truce with Hamas, a move that would have brought down his government and heralded early elections that could have removed him from power.

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