Netanyahu’s Coalition Government May Face ‘No Confidence’ Vote

Once again Israel is facing the possibility that the current government will fail. Yair Lapid, a member of the opposition, plans to introduce the bill during the week of November 29. “The bill will come to a vote. It is time for elections,” Lapid said at the opening of his Yesh Atid party faction meeting at the Knesset. “Netanyahu wants elections in June so he’s playing for time. There is no reason to let him go to elections at the time that’s convenient for him.” Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more… Israeli Science Minister Izhar Shay, a member of Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party, told Army Radio that there was a “good chance” his party would vote in favor of a motion of no confidence in the government. Gantz has refused to say whether his party will support the bill. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said there is no doubt elections are coming, blaming coalition partners. “When agreements are not respected on the part of Blue and White, there is no doubt that we are on the way to elections,” he said. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…