Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Avoids Government Collapse

TEL AVIV — An Israeli lawmaker who abandoned the government last week decided to rejoin the coalition, but is shaky, to help Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stay in power and avoid new elections for the time being. in.

The surprise resignation of Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, an Arab lawmaker from the leftist Meretz party on Thursday, brought Mr. Bennett’s coalition down to 59 out of 120 seats in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. With the return of Ms. Rinawie Zoabi, Mr. Bennett’s coalition now has 60 seats, divided equally between the opposition. The opposition needs 61 lawmakers to vote to dissolve parliament and put Israel in its fifth election in more than three years.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-prime-minister-naftali-bennett-avoids-government-collapse-11653234773 Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Avoids Government Collapse

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