Threats against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins anew as Blue and White issued a warning that if he does not push the passage of the state budget for 2021 by the end of the year, it will push the anti-Bibi bill.
The said bill will stop anyone who is charged with serious crimes from forming a government. This bill focuses on the Prime Minister, as he is on trial for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust. It was first presented in August but was shot down because Blue and White did not support it.
But if Blue and White continue their support for the bill, 61 MKs, including Yesh Atid, the Joint List, Yisrael Beytenu, Meretz and Labor will then attain a majority. The minority who will oppose the bill will include Likud, Shas, United Jorah Judaism, Yamina, Gesher, and Bayit Yehudi.
A spokesperson for Yamina mentioned that the party opposes the bill because they did not believe it was right to allow the attorney-general, who is not even an elected official, to decide on who will be the new Prime Minister.
Blue and White will provide their support to the government in a special Knesset plenum session with Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called by 40 opposition MKs.
Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich will present a bill that would allow the legislature to look into the conflicts of interest among the judges. Likud has supported the bill, but Blue and White walked out of the coalition if Likud enabled the legislation to move forward. Smotrich issued a challenge to Likud, Shas, and the UTJ to provide their support to the bill.