Moshe Gafni, head of the hardline United Torah Judaism party, said his party would work to help Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu form a coalition in the current Knesset rather than go to the polls.
Gaffney’s office said the decision was made after he discussed the matter with the party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, noting that “Gaffney told Netanyahu that we will do everything in our power to prevent this unnecessary election, and that if we do not succeed, we have agreed to hold elections on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.”
It is noteworthy that the date of the elections is one of the stumbling blocks in the negotiations between the coalition and the opposition. The coalition is in favor of holding elections on November 8, a few weeks after the Jewish holidays. This will give alternative prime minister Yair Lapid more time in office as the opposition fights to set a date as soon as possible after the October 25 holidays.
Source: The Times of Israel.