Bennett government receives lifeline for another week


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Bennett government receives lifeline for another week
The Likud would need Orbach’s vote to dissolve the Knesset and initiate an election that would be held as early as October 25.
Published: JUNE 19, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s governing coalition will not be brought down this week, despite mounting political pressure, officials in the coalition and opposition said Sunday. The coalition intended to bring the controversial Judea and Samaria emergency bill to a vote on Monday. The Likud hoped to bring a proposal to dissolve the Knesset to a vote on Wednesday. But barring last-minute changes, both bills will be postponed to next week, just ahead of the June 30 deadline to pass the emergency bill or dissolve the Knesset and automatically receive an extension.

“As of now, it doesn’t look like the government will fall this week,” a source close to Bennett said Sunday night. Wavering Yamina MK Nir Orbach has not said anything publicly since last Monday. But he has spoken to faction heads from the coalition and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s emissaries, who have tried to push him in opposite directions.