Meeting with coalition chiefs amid crisis, Bennett vows government won’t fall

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Meeting with coalition chiefs amid crisis, Bennett vows government won’t fall
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By TOI staff
8 May 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met on Sunday with the heads of coalition parties in preparation for the Knesset’s upcoming summer session, as the government continues to teeter on the brink of collapse, having lost its parliamentary majority. The Knesset returns on Monday, and opposition parties may try to move as soon as Wednesday to bring down the eight-party coalition, though it is not clear they have the votes to do so.

During Sunday’s meeting, the party chiefs agreed “to work together in order to maintain the government and the coalition for the good of Israel’s citizens,” a statement read. They also discussed a number of planned bills for the coming Knesset seat, including measures to reduce the cost of living, the state budget, and efforts to continue fighting crime in Arab communities. Absent from the gathering was the Islamist Ra’am party, which froze its coalition participation during last month’s unrest and riots at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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