But make no mistake about it: This is their last chance. Netanyahu would go on to study at MIT, serve in the Israeli army, and become Israel's longest-serving prime minister.
But in a late meeting Sunday, ultra-Orthodox factions told Netanyahu they would agree to support the budget if the military conscription bill passed the ministerial committee and an initial parliamentary reading, postponing a final vote until the summer session.
The leadership of Yisrael Beiteinu, a secular conservative party, announced that they would vote against the bill that was hashed out by their coalition partners of Likud (Netanyahu's party) and the religious United Torah Judaism (UTJ). But rival parties have threatened to bolt the coalition over the issue, raising the possibility of early elections.
The coalition is at loggerheads over legislation that would exempt young ultra-Orthodox men from military service, a dispute that has threatened to pull the government apart. "But we're not there yet", Netanyahu said later on Monday.
The crisis, which could spark early elections, came after ultra-Orthodox parties said they would not support the 2019 state budget unless the draft exemption legislation is approved.
During remarks at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said his discussions with United States President Donald Trump and other officials in Washington last week focused mainly on Iran.
Landver appealed the committee's decision, however, forcing the committee to hold a hearing on the matter at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, just after the Knesset hears arguments on the four motions to dissolve itself.
In his speech, Netanyahu made no mention of the scandals, but said he had no fears of holding a new election.
Police investigate new suspicious package sent to MP at Westminster
A suspicious package sent to a Muslim MP at the Houses of Parliament is feared to be linked to " Punish a Muslim Day". Huq told the BBC the package sent to her on Monday contained a "low-level noxious substance and an offensive letter".
Lieberman has stuck to his position of opposing the conscription bill, but says he will not quit the government over it for now.
Polls suggest Netanyahu could remain prime minister in fresh elections despite the corruption allegations.
Lieberman later told lawmakers from his Yisrael Beitenu party that he would continue to oppose the legislation, but would remain in the government for now.
Their demand has run up against Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's requirement that the budget is passed before the end of parliament's current term on March 18.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened up about spending part of his childhood in America during an in-depth interview with LevinTV host Mark Levin on his new Fox News program, "Life, Liberty & Levin".
The country's attorney general is now examining whether to indict Netanyahu in two separate cases.
Israeli police have recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases and his close associates have been implicated in another case.