Israel Today has learned that coalition chairman Zohar is promoting Likud support for Ayelet Shaked's bill on Wednesday • If Netanyahu concedes, the government could fall apart
Prime Minister Netanyahu and MK Zohar
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First post: This is going to be a particularly dramatic week in the coalition. If the controversial budget issue between the Likud and Blue and White is not enough, this week another bill from the right may increase tensions between Blue and White and the Likud and even be the straw that will break the camel's back when it comes to relations between the two parties.
MK Ayelet Shaked intends to introduce a bill in favor of the overcoming clause this week, and Coalition Chairman MK Miki Zohar intends to recommend to the prime minister that he violate coalition discipline - and vote for it. All this, taking into account the expected anger from blue and white members.
"A special opportunity will arise this week for Knesset members from the right-wing bloc - an opportunity to stop whining, an opportunity to stop judicial piracy," MK Shaked wrote on Facebook. This is the first Knesset in which there is a majority, at least according to the statements for the overcoming clause. Will they come and vote or will they continue to cry? "
MK Zohar told Israel Today: "I find it difficult to see us opposing the ceasefire. I would recommend the Prime Minister to support. This is in line with the ideology and what we promised the voters. We would be very difficult not to have what our constituents expect of us. "
Blue and White said after the release that" We will not allow anti-democratic legislation, so that we promised the Israeli public and has been done to preserve Israel. This is what was agreed upon when we formed the unity government. We will abide by the agreements, and we also expect our other partners to abide by them. "
overcoming? What a government needs to overcome now is the economic crisis and the corona. Take care of the public. The country is on fire. Not everything is politics. Good and blessed week. https://t.co/xg2ulSbmB0
- Orit Farkash Hacohen Orit Farkash Hacohen (@FarkashOrit) August 1, 2020
Coalition discipline is a particularly sensitive and explosive issue between Blue and White and the Likud. A few weeks ago, Blue and White threatened to dissolve the government after many Likud members abstained from voting on MK Bezalel Smutrich's proposal to establish a committee to examine the conduct of judges in Israel.
Then came the "revenge" of blue-and-white people, who voted in favor of the law banning conversion therapies and helped pass it on a preliminary reading. This is a vote that later complicated the Likud members, some of whom did not come to the plenum not to vote against the dictates of their conscience and were even punished for it.
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• Ayelet Shaked presented her plan for a revolution in the legal system
Meanwhile, tomorrow (Sunday) the budget for the government will not finally go up, as Finance Minister Israel Katz said last week. On Wednesday, talks were held within the coalition in an attempt to reach a solution.
Sources in the political system say that the matter passed from the economic test to the hands-off between Netanyahu and Gantz: "We are in the midst of a 'chicken' game - who will blink first, who will compromise first. There is no one who goes to the polls well. "Gantz has lost all his power, and above all the State of Israel is in a situation that in no way allows him to go to the polls. It is clear to everyone that a solution must be found. The question is who will blink first."