However, Party Chairman Avigdor Lieberman has not yet confirmed the reports. He is expected to convene a press conference Wednesday where he will provide his final decision.
The party is expected to convene Wednesday morning, before the press conference, in order to take the decision. Meanwhile, political sources increasingly believe that the party will indeed bolt the coalition.
Olmert reassures Lieberman
However, Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset Member Israel Hasson said that no decision has been taken yet. "There are serious dilemmas. We need to come up with an agreed upon date for elections."
Earlier, Lieberman met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and asked for clarifications regarding the government's diplomatic path, particularly with regards to "core issues" pertaining to talks with the Palestinians. The prime minister told Lieberman that he is interested in reaching an agreement with the Palestinians on the basis of the Road Map initiative, and in line with Israel's security needs.