In the night of Sunday, March 4, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on an official visit to the US during which he will hold talks with President Donald trump will speak at the conference Pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.
Before departure to the US, Netanyahu told reporters that he sees no reason for the current coalition crisis caused by disagreement over the bill to call and the Basic law «about the value of Torah study», led to early elections. Although many in the Knesset have a different opinion say on the probability of early elections in the summer of 2018.
On Board Benjamin Netanyahu showed optimism. Before the cameras, he congratulated his wife Sarah with a 27-year anniversary of their joint family life.
Before traveling to the US, Netanyahu said: «first of all I will discuss with the President of the United States, the Iranian issue, which is especially important on the eve of the decision on the nuclear program. We will discuss Iran’s aggression in our region in General, and especially in light of its nuclear programme. Also I will discuss with Donald trump peace process.» Netanyahu will stay in the US for five days, and his responsibilities will be to perform at that time, the Minister of culture and sports Miri Regev.
The authority convening a military-political Cabinet passed during the absence of Netanyahu, defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Netanyahu visited the US for the next day after a five-hour interrogation, which was subjected in the case of 4000. Shortly before the departure to America on the official website of the Prime Minister of Israel in social network Facebook was quoted as saying in the article Kalman Liebskind in «Maariv Sof-Shavua» in the newspaper «Maariv» about the ongoing investigation against Netanyahu. This article notes that the investigation against the Prime Minister led to an increase in the rating of «Likud».
The evening of March 3, some media have quoted statements by anonymous police sources as saying that the Prime Minister and his wife will be questioned again.
Visit to U.S. takes place against the backdrop of acute political crisis, due to the requirement of the ultra-Orthodox parties to pass a law about calling before the project is approved the state budget. About the text of the bill there is no agreement within the coalition and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon refuses to postpone the approval of the budget.
As reported by the news service channel «Reshet and Keshet», at the end of last week the Prime Minister met with the Minister of Finance, during the meeting, Kahlon stated that going to a collapse of the coalition if the draft budget is not approved by the Knesset to end the current session of Parliament on March 15. The evening of March 3, speaking at the following event activists of the Likud Miri Regev said: «Only the Likud is not afraid of possible choices. In the next election Netanyahu will win again».
A senior source in the government coalition said in the editorial NEWSru.co.il that in his opinion the probability of early elections is much higher than the probability of a successful resolution of the governmental crisis.
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