Senior officials within the Blue and White party told i24NEWS that their colleagues were engaged in talks with four senior Likud figures to avert a brewing coalition crisis over a looming budget vote that threatens to take Israel to yet another general election.
Moreover, the sources also told i24NEWS that Blue and White parliamentarians were trying to convince the Likud politicians to jump ship to the Benny Gantz’s centrist party should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu force an election.
According to the Blue and White officials, Netanyahu, who is currently on trial for multiple corruption charges, is seeking a fourth election within under two years in order to “evade justice.” They said they counted on the integrity of their Likud colleagues to “avert a disaster” for Israel.
Netanyahu vehemently denies all wrongdoing.
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