On Sunday evening, March 19, interior Minister Aryeh Deri warned Benjamin Netanyahu against a possible decision to call early elections. In an interview to the Second channel ITV Deri said: «If he will go to the polls because of the Corporation’s radio and television, the entire responsibility for the consequences will fall on him. It is unthinkable. No one will be forgiven to go on this occasion to the polls. We will not be forgiven if we destroy the government.»
Deri added: «for a long time We did not intervene, because according to the coalition agreements, in all that relates to media the Prime Minister is leading. But now we see that things are getting out of control.»
March 16, Deri was one of those who helped to achieve the compromise that Netanyahu officially refused on 18 March. Previously, Devi has repeatedly stated that he is not going to participate in the creation of an alternative government in the Knesset on 20 convene. According to Deri, or continue the current coalition, or early elections will be announced.
The evening of March 19 for the first time the current political crisis, said the head of the party «Yesh Atid» Yair Lapid. «They went crazy. The Prime Minister, Finance Minister, senior Ministers engaged in by the Corporation, while 95% of the citizens of the country have no idea about what kind of Corporation is it,» said Lapid.