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Yamina member says Bennett didn’t inform party MKs of decision to dissolve Knesset

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon leads a Knesset Constitution Committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on March 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon leads a Knesset Constitution Committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on March 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Former Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon confirms that Yamina’s faction meeting was canceled this afternoon and the broader faction was not made aware of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision to dissolve the Knesset before he made it.

“We knew this was one of the possible scenarios, but there was no faction meeting today,” Kalfon says.

“It makes sense that he did this. It’s very military-like,” Kalfon adds. By dissolving the Knesset, Bennett joins a list of other prime ministers who left on their own terms, including David Ben Gurion and Ariel Sharon.

“It’s ‘I lead,’ not ‘I’m led,'” Kalfon says.

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