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Bennett to deliver prime-time address at 8 p.m.

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Prime minister-designate Naftali Bennett will deliver a public address from the Knesset at 8 p.m. tonight.

He is expected to address the possibility of defectors from his Yamina party voting against the government.

His speech comes after heads of the would-be-coalition he is set to head met in Tel Aviv.

A joint statement put out by the parties said they discussed “the need to swear in a government as early as this Wednesday, in order to allow the country to move forward.”

The party leaders also “expressed concern about the atmosphere in the demonstrations and on social media” against MKs in their coalition.

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