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Israel heading for early elections after turbulent week for Netanyahu

Jerusalem (CNN)Israel will pick a date for early elections on Sunday, a source close to a key minister told CNN, following a turbulent week for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that saw key government resignations and calls for an early vote.

CNN - 2018-11-16 14:09:23

If Gaza Brings Down Netanyahu’s Government, Can He Rise Again?

ImagePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, shown at center last month in Jerusalem, is facing a call for early elections.CreditCreditAmir Cohen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

Netanyahu faces coalition crisis as key ministers resign

In a meeting with Netanyahu on Thursday, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, whose Kulanu party contributes 10 seats to the coalition government, called for a new government.

CNN - 2018-11-15 21:08:59

Yair Netanyahu warns toppling dad’s government will help Left rise

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair Netanyahu, made an impassioned pleaagainst toppling the coalitionin a Facebook post Thursday afternoon, when an early election seemed like an inevitability.“My right-wing brothers,” Netanyahu wrote, “history always repeats itself!”The prime minister’s so

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-11-15 17:02:00

Early elections look likely in Israel with Netanyahu’s coalition on verge of collapse 

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, which holds eight seats in Israel’s parliament, had demanded that he be appointed defense minister after the surprise resignation of Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire agreement with Hamas, the Palestinian mil

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

According to Channel 10 news, Netanyahu told ministers during meetings throughout the day that the main stumbling bloc to keeping the coalition together was the ultimatum from the national-religious Jewish Home party that its leader Bennett be given the newly vacated defense ministry, or it will top

BREITBART - 2018-11-16 09:21:17

Pressure Builds on Netanyahu to Move for Early Elections

© Ronen Zvulun/REUTERSIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends an annual state memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, at his gravesite in Sde Boker, Israel November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

MSN.COM - 2018-11-16 21:18:53

In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

The ‘Death Penalty’ billhas been the rally cryfor the Israel Beiteinu party, led by ultra-nationalist Israeli politician and recently-resigned Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, during its 2015 election campaign.

FOREIGNPOLICYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-11-16 18:46:31

Elections Are Coming to Israel, and Benjamin Netanyahu Is in Trouble

Even PM Netanyahu’s political enemies admire his uncanny ability to outfox, outrun, and turn defeat into triumph. It seems that the wily survivor—reportedly fond of remarking that while others play checkers, he’s playing chess—has been checkmated by former Minister Defence Avigdor Lieberman.

COMMENTARY MAGAZINE - 2018-11-16 18:30:59

Media prediction: Early general election inevitable; Netanyahu opposes it -- Sott.net

However, shortly afterNetanyahu's office issued a statement refuting reports about the election,warning of the repetition 1992, when a right-wing party left the coalition, the Labour party won the subsequent election, and then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords.

SOTT.NET - 2018-11-16 16:00:00

Netanyahu talking with coalition heads to hep prevent early elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now on the phone with all the heads of the coalition factions and is telling them that there is no reason to go to elections early and that every effort must be made to prevent overthrowing the right-wing government so as to not repeat the historic mistake of 199

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-11-16 15:49:00

Netanyahu, Bennett meet as coalition’s future hangs in balance

As Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu meets with Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a decision on the fate of Israel's next general election is inching closer.The meeting is expected to revolve mainly around the post of defense minister after soon-to-be-former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resig

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-11-16 13:32:00

Netanyahu announces investment in areas near Gaza after criticism

Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allocated $135 million for communities near the Gaza Strip, which have been affected by the firing of rockets from the enclave, after Israeli residents criticized the acceptance of a ceasefire there, authorities said on Friday.

THEQUINT.COM - 2018-11-16 11:24:03

Why Israel's Defense Minister just resigned and what Benjamin Netanyahu will do next

The resignation on Wednesday of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is rooted in political opportunism more than policy interest. Regardless, the result is that Hamas is newly emboldened, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on thin political ground.


Netanyahu to Take Over Defense Job

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take over the defense portfolio in his government after Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned this week, a spokesman for his Likud Party said on Friday, fuelling speculation of an early election.Earlier Netanyahu met with key coalition partner Naf

INFOWARS - 2018-11-16 20:40:27

In the age of Trump and Netanyahu, progressive values are winning | +972 Magazine

Something remarkable happened in the last few weeks: progressive candidates won elections in Israel and the United States, despite the rise of far-right, anti-democratic politics in both countries.

972MAG.COM - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

'Looming elections' after negotiations fail between Netanyahu and Bennett

After Avigdor Liberman announced his decision to resign from the position as defense minister on Wednesday, Bennett demanded to take over the position, or his Jewish Home party would withdraw from the coalition.

I24NEWS - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Lieberman announced his resignation Wednesday over the Gaza cease-fire, making early elections likely. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) (AP)

WFXG.COM - 2018-11-16 14:38:00

Netanyahu cancels visit to Austrian anti-Semitism conference

Netanyahu attends an annual state memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, Sde Boker, Israel, November 14, 2018\ RONEN ZVULUN/ REUTERS

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-11-15 21:03:00

Netanyahu versus Liberman - difference in ideologies and causal gov't rif

Each year on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, the day of founding prime minister David Ben-Gurion’s death, Israel’s prime minister – along with the president, opposition leader and security heads –go south to Sde Boker to pay their respects at his grave, and the grave of his wife, Paula.

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-11-15 20:47:00