Addressing Israel’s lawmakers on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the coalition will continue to carry out its term, just as he had promised when the crisis began.

Netanyahu addressing the Knesset

Netanyahu addressing the Knesset Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS

Israel’s lawmakers are currently discussing the opposition’s proposals to dissolve the Knesset. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the lawmakers as part of the Tuesday evening discussion. He said that he has upheld his promise to ensure that the government continues its term. 

“I want to thank my coalition partners who acted responsibly so that we could continue to lead the State of Israel with determination and with success,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of his speech.

The preliminary hearing for the controversial bill seeking to secure military service exemptions for ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students will be held after the lawmakers vote on the proposals to dissolve the Knesset. In accordance with the coalition agreement that was reached at the last minute to resolve the crisis, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party will vote against the bill.