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Poll: 43% blame Netanyahu for new elections

36% would like to see Gideon Sa'ar as PM, versus 39% who prefer Netanyahu.

Poll: 43% blame Netanyahu for new elections

Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections near

After a second consecutive day of meetings between DM Gantz and FM Yisrael Katz, and more disagreements, early elections appear inevitable.

Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections nearplayer

Benny Gantz: Elections would be a disaster for the country

"Netanyahu has wasted the past six months; I don't believe anything he says anymore."

Gantz: Elections would be a disaster for the country

Shaked: 'We're the alternative to Likud'

MK Ayelet Shaked is already getting ready for another round of elections: 'Naftali Bennett is made of prime minister material.'

Shaked: 'We're the alternative to Likud'

MK Miki Zohar: 'We're headed for elections'

"Likud will win the elections, because the whole country sees what a good job the PM is doing."

MK Miki Zohar: 'We're headed for elections'player

Miri Regev: Bennett is letting the polls go to his head

Likud Minister claims Bennett was responsible for the break-up of the right-wing bloc: "At the moment of truth, everyone will realize."

Miri Regev: Bennett is letting the polls go to his head

Naftali Bennett accuses government of politicking while Israel burns

Yamina party head says if he were Prime Minister, "I would be totally focused on COVID."

Naftali Bennett accuses gov't of politicking while Israel burns

MK Yoaz Hendel: If we go to elections, Netanyahu won't survive as PM

Netanyahu could leave politics with a real legacy behind him - or he could go to elections and go down in disgrace.

Yoaz Hendel: If we go to elections Netanyahu won't survive as PM

DM Benny Gantz accuses: Netanyahu's conduct is a crime against State & citizens

According to Gantz, "continuing like this without a budget will cause more damage than elections would."

Gantz accuses: PM's conduct is a crime against State & citizens

Gantz to Netanyahu: Start working on 2021 budget. Now!

The DM sent a scathing letter to the PM - 'Any thwarting of budget approval means picking personal interests over good of Israeli citizens'.

Gantz to Netanyahu: Start working on 2021 budget. Now!

Likud MK: 'Blue and White's bubble soon to burst'

MK Dr. Shlomo Karhi says Blue and White have broken all agreements, living in 'fantasyland'.

Likud MK: 'Blue and White's bubble soon to burst'

DM Benny Gantz: I'm done keeping silent - the threats won't work

Gantz said his '100 days of silence' were over, would no longer stay quiet 'in the face of mockery and ridicule by senior Likud members'.

Gantz: I'm done keeping silent - the threats won't work

President Reuvin Rivlin warns against new elections

The President has been holding discussions with the heads of coalition parties in an effort to prevent new elections.

Rivlin warns against new elections

Liberman: 'Likud and Blue and White are allergic to each other'

MK Liberman promises Yisrael Beytenu won't support bill to delay budget deadline, says gov't 'has no chance' due to parties' 'allergies.'

'Likud and Blue and White are allergic to each other'

Netanyahu: 'We don't need 24 hours'

Netanyahu rejects Gantz ultimatum: 'We don't need 24 hours, we don't even need 24 minutes.'

Netanyahu: 'We don't need 24 hours'

Will haredi UTJ party support initiative to delay budget deadline?

MK Meir Porush expresses frustration at PM Netanyahu, says he supports proposal to delay deadline. Will his party agree?

Will haredi party support delaying budget deadline?

Compromise achieved for coalition budget crisis

Proposed solution accepted: Large parties will back Derech Eretz party's bill to delay deadline for passing budget.

Compromise achieved for budget crisis

Likud official: We agreed to make one last attempt to avoid elections

According to reports, Likud, Shas ready to agree to budget deal with Blue & White.

Likud official: We're making last attempt to avoid elections

Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

The Finance Minister said that coalition agreement with Blue and White was a mistake—'PM having difficult time running the country.'

Katz: Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

UNRWA warns of cuts to Gaza, PA programs

UN agency for descendants of Arab refugees to cut back on operations in wake of $217 million budget shortfall.

UNRWA warns of cuts to Gaza, PA programs

Kahlon intensifies ultimatum

Finance Minister says remaining in coalition conditional on next week's budget transfer, calls for reaching agreement.

Kahlon intensifies ultimatumplayer

UTJ's Moses: Torah is Stronger than Lapid

Hareidi sector dealing with an unprecedented financial attack, says MK, who blames Bayit Yehudi.

UTJ's Moses: Torah is Stronger than Lapid

Lapid: We Knew This Would be Hard

Finance Minister says budget cuts are hard, inevitable.

Lapid: We Knew This Would be Hard

Min. Ariel Vague on Threat over Freeze

Housing Minister hints Bayit Yehudi would not vote for budget if construction is frozen in Judea and Samaria.

Min. Ariel Vague on Threat over Freeze

Budget Cuts: VAT on Produce, Child Payments Cut

Government plans cuts to keep deficit under control. How will cuts impact average Israeli?

Budget Cuts: Tax on Vegetables, Child Payments Slashed

Bayit Yehudi to Demand: No Coalition Money

Naftali Bennett says his party will insist that the government not hand out money to coalition parties.

Bayit Yehudi to Demand: No Coalition Money