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…