Netanyahu says new elections would be 'irresponsible'

Israel's Netanyahu makes 'last effort' to save government

In a clear criticism of Bennett and Avigdor Liberman, who resigned from the Defense Ministry last week, sparking a coalition crisis, Netanyahu said: "The Security Cabinet can not be leaky or turned into a political battering ram. The security of the nation is beyond politics, and the security of the nation is also beyond personal considerations".

Bennett's ultimatum was seen by nearly all political analysts, experts and commentators as the death knell of the current government, especially after Jewish Home called a surprise press conference after being rebuffed by Netanyahu.

Netanyahu said he is "pleased the efforts bore fruit", adding: "We have a whole year until the election".

The view in Israel on Monday morning was that Mr Netanyahu's speech on Sunday night, delivered at the same time as the main network broadcasts, was the start of an inevitable election campaign. I am protecting us, our country, our children.

He has come under heavy criticism for agreeing to the Gaza ceasefire, especially from within his own political base and in the working-class, rocket-battered towns in southern Israel that are typically strongholds of his Likud Party.

The national-religious Jewish Home party, which now holds eight seats, had demanded that the defense post be given to Bennett in the wake of Liberman's resignation - a move that is widely disapproved of by the Israeli public - or face a coalition breakdown. He said the party was withdrawing all its political demands and would stand by the prime minister.

In a speech late on Sunday, Netanyahu urged coalition partners not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future action by Israelagainst its enemies.

"Something bad is happening to us from within", said Bennett, according to I24. The finance minister's office said the meeting ended "without results" and that Netanyahu and Kahlon "agreed to meet later in the week".

Some in the Israeli parliament believe early polls are still possible given the coalition's slim majority.

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Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked backed down after a week in which the Knesset seemed headed for an election, with Avigdor Liberman resigning from the Defense Ministry and pulling Yisrael Beytenu from the coalition, and Bennett immediately demanding to replace him.

"Meanwhile, I don't see a rabbit or a hat".

Earlier Sunday, Netanyahu sought to portray business as usual, meeting with the military chief of staff, his incoming successor and the head of the internal security agency Shin Bet, the Likud spokesman said.

"We are in a particularly complex security situation.In times like these, you do not overthrow a government".

Netanyahu met Bennett on Friday, but conflicting reports emerged.

The crisis was set into motion with Lieberman's resignation over the ceasefire, which he labelled "capitulating to terror".

The sudden coalition crisis was triggered by a botched undercover Israeli raid in Gaza last week that led to the most violent fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since a 2014 war.

Though Netanyahu has been reportedly flirting with the idea of moving up elections himself in recent months, the current timing is not ideal for him.

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