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Israel Moves Toward The Election That Netanyahu Could Lose -- But neither Livni nor Herzog inspire much support

Tzipi Livni, December 3, 2014. AFP photo

By Asher Schechter
Haaretz

Israel: Come March 17, Tzipi Livni might just actually unseat Benjamin Netanyahu. For the recently-fired justice minister this should serve as long-waited, much-welcomed vengeance: Netanyahu, after all, not only sacked her last week but also took her chance to become prime minister in 2009, after she won the most seats in the Knesset but failed to form a coalition by herself. 1,460 more words

Knesset votes to dissolve, sets new elections for March 17

TIMES OF ISRAEL
by Staff
December 8, 2014

Members of Israel’s 19th Knesset voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to dissolve the parliament, officially putting an end to the current government and paving the way for new elections in March. 27 more words

Israel & Middle East

Indyk's insidious analysis

ISRAEL HAYOM
by Ruthie Blum
December 5, 2014

The disbanding of the Israeli government this week is breathing new life into dead arguments from the American Left about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 21 more words

Israel & Middle East

5 things Canadians should know about Israel going to the polls

It’s been an eventful year in Israeli politics, and 2015 will likely be no different after the prime minister tossed out some prominent cabinet members, dissolved parliament and called early elections for next year. 921 more words

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Israel fires ministers, sets date for snap elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, on October 29, 2014. Photo by Gali Tibbon, AFP

Israeli legislators agreed on Wednesday to set March 17 as the date for a new parliamentary election, Israel Radio said. 199 more words

Israel heads for elections

For people who have been following local Israeli news recently, it comes as no great surprise that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called for the dissolution of the Knesset and for… 1,738 more words

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