Shaked: Both PM Netanyahu And DM Lieberman Can Prevent Elections

Shaked: Both PM Netanyahu And DM Lieberman Can Prevent Elections

Shaked: Both PM Netanyahu And DM Lieberman Can Prevent Elections

Israel's government reached a compromise on Tuesday to avoid early elections, overcoming a Cabinet crisis over a controversial bill to exempt ultra-Orthodox Jews from compulsory military service.

She feels that while many are saying "the ball is in Avigdor Lieberman's court", both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman have the ability to prevent early elections.

The political woes come as Netanyahu is battling corruption allegations.

Speaking before the Knesset Monday, Netanyahu told parliamentarians "the hour is late but not too late" to preserve the present government, but, he said, he's not afraid of early elections.

Trump is demanding "significant changes" to the Iran deal, not just additional agreements between the U.S. and the European nations, and said he would pull out of the deal if those changes aren't made, Israeli officials told Axios.

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Juncker says both sides have agreed that there should be no hard border on the island of Ireland and that must be respected. Britain has said it no longer wants to be part of the EU's seamless and tariff-free internal market and the customs union.

Rival religious and secular parties in the government threatened to bolt over the issue, potentially undermining Netanyahu's government, which holds 66 of the Knesset's 120 seats.

An indictment likely would cause the fall of the current government, while new elections could bring about more favorable numbers for Netanyahu and a potential new coalition. Either the defense minister tells Sofa Landver to abstain in the vote on the Draft Law, or the prime minister decides not to fire Sofa Landver, even if she votes against it.

UTJ (the United Torah Judaism party) agreed to support the budget in exchange for passing legislation ensuring that yeshiva students will not have to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said he would resign if the budget does not pass in the Knesset's winter session, which ends on March 18.

A spokesman for the Justice Ministry said ministers had approved the draft bill, and further negotiations were expected with the attorney-general and Defence Ministry.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened up about spending part of his childhood in America during an in-depth interview with LevinTV host Mark Levin on his new Fox News program, "Life, Liberty & Levin".

Lieberman has long supported such conscription, but other coalition members that represent the ultra-Orthodox oppose conscription. "I have the deepest feelings about the United States", Netanyahu said.

Liberman has vowed that not one Yisrael Beiteinu lawmaker will vote to approve the haredi conscription legislation, though he says his party will not consider bolting the coalition until the bill is actually approved by the parliament.

The political tremor comes as Netanyahu and his close associates are involved in at least four corruption cases.

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But U.S. crude fell as much as 2.21 percent on Monday, to $60.67 per barrel, before bouncing back to $61.35, down 1.11 percent. The Treasury Department will auction $21 billion in 10-year notes on Monday, as well as $28 billion in three-year notes.

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