Can Israel have UK-style snap elections? Don’t count on it

For now, Israelis who feel that elections and their aftermath take too long can only look at the UK with envy.

When British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap election recently, some Israelis looked on with envy.

In the election season of 2015 and the three that preceded it, some five months passed from dispersion of the Knesset until a new coalition was formed, disrupting the work of government for nearly half a year.

In the UK it will likely take about two months. Continue reading


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