Yair Lapid says that elections are imminent due to tensions between Kahlon and Netanyahu

Referring to the recent tensions between Finance Minister Kahlon and Prime Minister Netanyahu, MK Yair Lapid believes that the current coalition will not last long. "There will be no alternative government because the numbers make that impossible," he said.
Lapid speaks at faction meeting Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Speaking at his party's faction meeting earlier today (Monday), Yair Lapid, Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, said that the Knesset is likely to go to early elections within the year.

According to Lapid, when a finance minister presents his economic plan without letting the prime minister know about it, "you know that this situation won't last much longer." According to his party's assessments, it will take a year before the elections take place. "If and when the government falls, we will go to elections and that's how it should be," he said.

Tensions rising between Kahlon and Netanyahu Photo credit: Flash 90, Yonatan Sindel/ Channel 2 News

Lapid also attacked the new Nationality Law promoted by MK Yariv Levin, saying that his party would not vote in support of the law. "Elements in the coalition are trying to turn what could have been an important and significant law into another round of hatred and fear," Lapid said. "[This is] another attempt to split and divide this country and to openly and unnecessary insult the Arab citizens of Israel. To create another crisis between Jews with questions of church and state, to further harm the judiciary and state institutions. Why do they do this? Why do they think that a rift in the people will benefit them politically? These are the questions that the coalition needs to answer."

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