Former Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is also the current Head of the Opposition held a Likud faction meeting in an apparent preparation for new elections.
“Only our national strength can ensure our future. This weak and fraudulent government is incapable of leading the country,” he was quoted as saying. Israeli citizens from Tel Aviv to Tekoa are living in fear,” Netanyahu stated. “The present government isn’t capable of ensuring safety for its people.”
Netanyahu and the right are hoping that the government’s diverging ideologies will now be too much to handle and will ultimately tear the ill conceived coalition apart. If Bennett cannot pull the Muslim Brotherhood Ra’am party back into line through any means other than handing them the Temple Mount – the coalition is as good as gone.
Does this mean Bibi will be back? If Saar’s ex Likudnik party decides its better to join back with the Likud than being erased in the next elections then Bibi can form a coalition with a slim majority as long as some of Bennett’s Yamina abandons the current Prime Minister.
There are rumors that even Bennett’s long time political ally and number two in Yamina Ayelet Shaked is thinking of abandoning the Prime Minister.
Even without a reshuffle in the current government, new elections look almost guaranteed as the other radical Islamic Arab party the Joint List has stated they will vote for the dissolution of the current government.
“We will vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset on Wednesday, if the bill is brought for a vote and it has a reasonable chance of passing,” speaking with Nas radio, Joint Arab List chairman MK Ayman Odeh said in an interview with Nas radio
With the support of the Joint List and the resignation MK Idit Silman (Yamina) from her position in the government, the Knesset is split 60-60. One more MK and Bennett’s government is doomed and Israel heads to another election.