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Israel Cabinet meeting cancelled as coalition verges on breakdown

Israel Cabinet meeting cancelled as coalition verges on breakdown

9/8/2020 11:46:00 AM

Israel Cabinet meeting cancelled as coalition verges on breakdown

JERUSALEM (BLOOMBERG) - The coalition crisis brewing between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main coalition partner deepened over the weekend, resulting in the rare cancellation of the Cabinet's weekly Sunday (Aug 9) meeting.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Mr Netanyahu's Likud and Defence Minister Benny Gantz's Blue and White are at odds over the former's proposed 8.5 billion shekel (S$3.42 billion) supplement to the government's coronavirus relief programme.The parties also accused each other of procedural stonewalling.

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This latest spat comes as the sides are locked in a larger dispute that threatens the coalition's survival.The government is required by law to pass a budget by late August, but Mr Netanyahu is baulking at honouring a provision in their coalition agreement to craft a two-year spending plan.

If no budget is approved by that deadline, or the law isn't amended, Parliament will be dissolved and a fourth election in less than two years will be held.A two-year spending plan would deny Mr Netanyahu the ability to bring down the government over the budget next year before Mr Gantz is to take over as premier in November 2021 under their rotation deal. headtopics.com

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