Bennett estimates his government would fall in coming weeks
Haaretz reveals that Bennet proposed the scenario of dissolving the Israeli Knesset with the support of the Arab Joint List to retain his seat as prime minister.
Israeli media reported Monday that Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed with his advisers the possibility of an early election.
On April 29, Bennett "hosted his strategic adviser and senior policy adviser for a meeting at the premier's private home," Haaretz mentioned.
According to the Israeli newspaper, informed sources said "Bennett estimated that the government, which he leads, would fall in the coming weeks," adding that "The prime minister has begun planning his election campaign."
During the meeting, Bennett proposed the scenario of dissolving the Israeli Knesset with the support of the Arab Joint List to retain his seat, Haaretz revealed, noting that if one of the parties in Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's bloc supports the decision, Bennett remains prime minister until he is sworn in.
A political crisis
In a related context, I24 reported that the Arab Joint List, headed by Ayman Odeh, voted Monday, against the Likud party's motion of no-confidence in the coalition government led by Naftali Bennett.
The Joint List also abstained from the motion of no-confidence submitted by the Shas bloc, which allowed the Bennett government to pass its first vote of no-confidence during the Knesset's summer session.
It is noteworthy that the Arab United List headed by Mansour Abbas broke away from the Arab Joint List and competed in the last Knesset election alone.
The Israeli occupation is experiencing a political crisis caused by the resignation of the head of the coalition government and member of the Yamina party, Idit Silman, which led to the Bennett-Lapid coalition losing a majority in the Knesset.
Israeli media had quoted officials close to the former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that the aim is to hold an election instead of forming a government in the current Knesset.