Monday night, Netanyahu is meeting with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, trying to work out a deal over conscripting the ultra-Orthodox.
When probed as to how the peace process to end the conflict with the Palestinians was progressing, Netanyahu said only that the final deal would take some time, adding: "Israel now gives a high priority to its new relations with the Arab countries".
Journalists who speculate in rumors and innuendos (yes, they do exist....) tell us that it's Netanyahu who wants the elections now for at least two reasons. Many feel this is proof that he is determined to head to new elections, but according to the two most recent polls, he either remains at six seats or loses two and drops to four.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a plenum session in the Israeli parliament on March 13, 2018.
All of those votes - on a budget for 2019 and legislation to exempt young ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from military conscription - could occur by the end of Tuesday.
The military bill is backed by the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, and is seen by its opponents - including Liberman and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon - as giving the ultra-Orthodox sector a legal way to dodge the draft.
Likud and UTJ's new bill passed the Ministerial Committee for Legislation but now faces a major roadblock in the form of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
But Liberman remained defiant, calling the law "absurd" and vowing that his secular Yisrael Beytenu party would vote against the legislation. "For as long as it has not passed its third [and final] reading, we shall fight from inside".
Earlier Tuesday, Transportation Minister Israel Katz (Likud) told Army Radio, "Likud and the prime minister aren't interested in elections but also aren't anxious about them. I do not know of anyone who would volunteer to leave the job".
Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked on Tuesday criticized Netanyahu and called the coalition crisis "fictitious.".
Military service for ultra-Orthodox men is one of the most fraught topics in Israel and looked to undermine Netanyahu's coalition government, which holds 66 out of the 120 seats in parliament.
Three of his former associates have signed state witness deals with police.
Israel's attorney general is expected to make a decision on an indictment by the fall.
In one case, Netanyahu and his family are accused of accepting expensive gifts from wealthy supporters in exchange for financial benefits or favors.
The other alleges he sought a secret deal with the publisher of a top-selling newspaper for favourable coverage.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was educated in the United States and he visits frequently because he loves America and believes it has been a force for good in the world.
He is not legally required to step down if indicted - only if he is convicted with all appeals exhausted.