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Likud playing down coalition crisis fears

Seeking to to quell fears that the government could be dissolved, Likud MK Limor Livnat tells Israel Radio that Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett and other officials in the coalition have clarified that they don’t plan to withdraw at this stage.

Livnat also takes Netanyahu’s critics to task, saying that “none of those who are calling to replace the prime minister would switch with him today.”

Meanwhile, fellow Likud MK Danny Danon says that he and his allies aren’t trying to replace Netanyahu, but want him to return to the “Likud way.”

Danon was fired from his post as deputy defense minister due to his open criticism of the prime minister during the Gaza operation.

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