Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Netanyahu urges Liberman not to ditch coalition over military exemption bill

Netanyahu urges Liberman not to ditch coalition over military exemption bill

Netanyahu met with leaders of the ultra-Orthodox parties Saturday night, after which he said they were working on a draft for the bill that would meet legal and political demands.

Later on Wednesday, Netanyahu took to Facebook to lash out at the corruption cases. "They love it, and they are in total opposition to what you and your friends in the media say", Netanyahu said. However, the motion could still be thwarted by one of Netanyahu's key coalition partners. Rival parties have threatened to topple the coalition over the issue, raising the possibility of early elections.

Netanyahu came to NY after meeting in Washington with Trump and leaders of Congress.

Meanwhile, Yisrael Beytenu, while still in the coalition, was vowing to fight on against the draft bill. Talks between the sides were to continue in the coming days. That has infuriated Israel's secular majority, and previous attempts at compromise have been struck down by the Supreme Court.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Jerusalem exhibit on display at the United Nations headquarters in NY on Thursday.

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With no fewer than four investigations looking into his affairs and a possible indictment on the horizon, Netanyahu has been seeking to remind Israelis of what supporters view as his clout and leadership.

The country's attorney general is now examining whether to indict Netanyahu in two separate cases.

"In one word: freedom", Netanyahu answered. The second for promising to promote legislation to boost a newspaper in exchange for favourable coverage.

The prime minister's family eventually returned to the United States for a time, and Netanyahu graduated from Cheltenham High School in Pennsylvania, the same high school Mark Levin went to.

Netanyahu has denied the charges and wrongdoing in any of the cases.

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"If you bring down a right-wing government and lead us to unnecessary elections for personal aims, you will lose us", Bennett added on Twitter, apparently hinting at withdrawing future support for Netanyahu if the prime minister is indicted. I do not know of anyone who would volunteer to leave the job.

In his speech, Netanyahu made no mention of the scandals, but said he had no fears of holding a new election.

Netanyahu met with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley before viewing the exhibition and praised her strong support for Israel at the United Nations, saying: "We call her hurricane Haley".

The bill is set to be put to the vote in the Knesset (parliament) plenum later in the day, where it needs three full rounds of votes to become a law. "They should tell their people the truth, even if it is uncomfortable".

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