Netanyahu, Gantz aides negotiate as Knesset selection barrels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended a cabinet meeting on Sunday, dismissing one of the last possible chances of avoiding calling an election next week. But Hod Betzer, chief supporter of Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and Yaakov Atrakchi, a lawyer close to Netanyahu, tried to negotiate negotiations to halt the election. If the Knesset does not deliver the 2020 budget by 12:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, the legislature will be automatically disbanded, launching a new election. At this point, that is the most likely scenario. Netanyahu wants the circuit for the prime minister to be postponed from November 2021 to March or May 2022, while Gantz seeks to enable Avi Nissenkorn to remain as minister of justice and high office. Netanyahu was trying to obstruct or influence, such as a state lawyer, a lawyer and others, Channel 12 reported. In addition, Blue and White sources expressed concern that Netanyahu would still be able to break any new agreement they make in a few months, when the 2021 budget had to go through, and said that the party would reach any new agreement without addressing the issue. Law officials have reached out to Blue and White MKs in an attempt to convince them to break away from the party and to Yamina leader MK Naftali Bennett to try to form another coalition without Gantz, a statement has been made on Hebrew media organizations. The Panels Politics poll taken for the Jerusalem Post and its sister Maariv publication showed both Li kud and New Hope, a new party led by former Likud MKs Gideon Sa’ar and Yifat Shasha-Biton, rising and Yamina loses seats compared to last week’s poll.

Likud won 29 seats this week, up from 27 last week, and New Hope was the second-largest party with 19 seats, compared to 16 last week. Amina fell from 16 to 13 chairs. Yesh Atid-Telem remained stable at 13 seats. The Complementary List went from 12 to 11 seats and Shas from nine to eight, while UTJ rose from seven to eight. Yisrael Beytenu dropped a chair to seven, while Blue and White remained at seven and Meretz at five. The poll was conducted Thursday among 541 respondents, making up a representative sample of Israeli adults. The margin of error was 4.3%. Israeli Finance Minister Katz made a last-minute attempt to block the upcoming election, urging Netanyahu to let the 2020 state budget go to a cabinet vote on Sunday. Netanyahu did not respond publicly to Katz’s suggestion, and his office later announced that Sunday’s cabinet meeting had been postponed. The reason given by the Prime Minister’s Office is that there will be a coronavirus cabinet meeting that day. Katz’s proposal would take lawyers less than three days to complete a process that usually takes months. At the same time, the 2020 budget, which Katz submitted to the cabinet on December 7, was much more limited than any previous budget and would only apply for seven days. The truncated budget came as a result of a political compromise reached in August, the original date on which the budget was supposed to pass, 90 days after the government was formed. Katz also asked Gantz to support his proposal and continue talks on a budget for 2021, for which the deadline would be March 31 after it was postponed by law. Gantz suspended talks on the 2021 budget because he supports early elections, even though the Ministry of Finance has an economic arrangements bill, which will go through in conjunction with it, the budget said, and the -market reforms already prepared for next year. state of Israel, ”he said, speaking to his remarks at Gantz.Katz said Israel was a third of the coronavirus lockout and in the midst of activity to spread its vaccines. “Israel needs … a stable and strong government that works for the citizens of Israel, while at the same time getting us out of the health, economic and social crisis, and we must all rise above and prevent on an expensive, harmful and unnecessary election, “he said. His party registered under the name New Hope on Thursday. Building deep settlements within the West Bank is part of the priorities New Hope has set for its agenda. “By developing the land, encouraging population distribution and strengthening the social and geographical margins; Promoting settlement and agriculture in Galilee and Negev, in Samaria and Judea and the corridor east of the Golan Heights, across the Jordan River and Arava Eilat “as one of the party’s six release points. The party’s other aims are to” realize the natural and historical rights of the Jewish people in Earth Israel ”and strengthens Israel’s identity as” the state of the Jewish people with democratic government. ” New Hope also intends to focus on a free economy and reform all areas of government, including law enforcement, the Judiciary and the electoral system. that is, education is one of the party’s priorities, with the aim of creating one of the leading school systems in the world.Saar was a deputy minister of education and No. 2 has a PhD, MK Yifat Shasha -Biton, in education Sa’ar said his party would be “a broad national and social movement that we will build from its foundations in the long run.” “We are embarking on a path of unity and hope that Israel so desperately needs,” he said. “Together, we will bring a better future to Israel.” The name of the whole party in Hebrew translates to “New Hope – Unity for Israel,” although a spokesman for Sa’ar said that English would be just New Hope.Asked if the party acknowledging that “A New Hope” was the title of the first film in the Star Wars series, a spokesman said that it was mentioned by staff, but was not badly debated.