"The feeling right now is that it doesn't matter what we do, it's about to be over between us [Likud] and Blue and White," Coalition chairman Miki Zohar said in an interview with Reshet Bet on Sunday.Zohar explained that there is "A gaping abyss between us and Blue and White on many topics on an ideological level and we cannot really function as a functioning coalition. This is like a couple who wants a divorce and are about to sign on it any minute."
"I have felt that the situation is getting worse in the past month," Zohar added. "Today we have reached a point that is the worst since the day the government was formed. We are at a critical junction where we need to decide where we are headed."Zohar went on to warn: "Every decision we make has a price. Because currently there is no coalition stability - this deterioration will only continue." Currently, the biggest threat for the coalition is passing a budget. In May, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz signed a coalition agreement that said the unity government they established would pass a two-year budget. This was one of the most important clauses in the agreement for Gantz, since approval of a state budget is an easy way for someone to topple a government. Currently, if Israel does not pass a budget by August 25, it heads to a new election in November.Netanyahu, on the other hand, is said to want a one-year budget. While he makes economic and fiscal arguments, even members of his party know he is doing this to be able to potentially bring down the government again in March when the 2021 budget will have to be passed.