Why is Israel heading for an election?

It’s not because of the economy or the “Jewish State” bill—it’s because Netanyahu’s coalition members just can’t get along.

Israel is headed for an election, less than two years after the last one. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Tuesday and said he will disperse the Knesset as soon as possible. The decision makes this the second-shortest Knesset term in Israeli history. Continue Reading

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