Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he has plans to hold a meeting with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday in order to avert early elections and save his ruling coalition, Haaretz reported.
According to the prime minister, "if [Kahlon's party] Kulanu doesn't leave the government, there is a government. Kulanu can't bring down the right-wing government."
On Friday, the prime minister met with Education Minister Naftali Bennett and declined his request to be appointed defense minister stressing that it would be a challenge to get the coalition's approval.
The move came after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on November 14 his resignation and the withdrawal of his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party from the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a severe disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal.