Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Sunday evening attended a party “l’chaim” ahead of Rosh Hashanah, during which he made a most optimistic prediction. While party leader, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last week predicted Likud will receive 40 seats in the next Knesset elections, the Speaker predicted his party can receive 50 seats, exceeding all elections polls over recent weeks and months.
Regarding the machlokes surrounding the draft law, he added, “Early elections will not solve a thing regarding the draft law. The government works and the Knesset works, as it supervises the work of the government and this must continue B’ezras Hashem until November 2019” [which is the end of the current Knesset’s term in office].
He added “It will take hard work” but he remains confident 50 seats is an attainable goal.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)