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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside police chief Roni Alshiech

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside police chief Roni

The ultra-Orthodox parties are refusing to approve the 2019 budget unless the conscription bill passes.

Lieberman's party Yisrael Beiteinu appealed the controversial IDF draft bill after it was passed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Monday. It also removes the possibility that Netanyahu will need to sack any members of his government, a move that would have been seen as making Parliament's dissolution all but inevitable.

"To expect that Yisrael Beytenu will support this legislation is absurd".

A bill pushed by religious parties but fiercely opposed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was given an initial okay by the Knesset late Tuesday, following a last-minute compromise deal that ended the worst coalition crisis since the current government was formed in mid-2015.

"I call on all the coalition partners, first and foremost Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, to remain in the government and to continue this partnership in order to guarantee security, prosperity and stability for the State of Israel", the prime minister said. "Freedom, innovation, informality", Netanyahu said. Either the defense minister tells Sofa Landver to abstain in the vote on the Draft Law, or the prime minister decides not to fire Sofa Landver, even if she votes against it.

When probed as to how the peace process to end the conflict with the Palestinians was progressing, Netanyahu said only that the final deal would take some time, adding: "Israel now gives a high priority to its new relations with the Arab countries".

Lieberman slammed the bill.

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Meanwhile, new polls released Monday showed that if elections were held today, Likud would remain in power with the same amount of seats, the centrist Yesh Atid would come in second and main opposition party the Zionist Union would lose around half its seats.

Following the agreement, haredi lawmakers permitted the 2019 budget bill to be voted on and passed by the Knesset Finance Committee, chaired by UTJ MK Moshe Gafni.

"Everyone in Yisrael Beytenu will vote unanimously against the bill", said Liberman.

Should Lieberman and his party quit, Netanyahu's coalition could in theory continue with a one-seat majority in parliament.

Netanyahu, 68, could soon face charges in at least two separate corruption affairs.

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Israel's attorney general is expected to make a decision on an indictment by the fall.

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