Haaretz: Knesset may dissolve as early as Tuesday, leading to snap elections

Contrary to what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his speech to the Knesset Monday evening – that he’s making a last-ditch effort to avoid an early election – he did not hold a meeting that night with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman or any of his other coalition partners. As of Tuesday morning, Israeli politicians…

Haaretz: Israeli elections back on table as defense chief Lieberman rejects draft bill compromise

Lawmakers from Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu said Monday their party would vote against the compromise reached Sunday night between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ultra-orthodox coalition parties regarding the contentious haredi draft bill. The controversial bill lies at the center of a conflict between the ultra-orthodox parties and Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu, which…

Reuters: Trump says he may travel to Israel for embassy move, Netanyahu calls out Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he might travel to Israel for the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem as he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a united front against Iran in White House talks. Trump’s decision for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move…

AP: Israel police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the accusations, which included accepting nearly $300,000 in gifts from two billionaires.…

TOI: Poll shows Democrats increasingly ditching Netanyahu, not Israel, experts say

A new poll showing that support for Israel is becoming an increasingly partisan issue in the US has sparked questions over the significance of the apparent divide, as well as predictable partisan warfare… Jewish Democrats repudiated the suggestion that their party was not sufficiently supportive of the Jewish state. “I really resent the Republicans or…