Israel will hold a general election on 9 April, a representative of Likud party told media.
The announcement came after a meeting of members of the country’s Likud-led ruling coalition. According to Haaretz, the coalition failed to agree on the new law on conscripting yeshiva students. Eearlier in the day, the Yesh Atid party refused to vote for the bill.
The weakness of PM appeared on scene for various reasons in his ruling alliance.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, resigned Netanyahu fought hard to keep his coalition together with just one vote majority in Knesset ,warning in a press conference that the Israeli security situation was very unstable and early elections would be dangerous. Today, Netanyahu tossed aside this talking point and announced early elections.
Detailing the happening in oder of Israeli Defence Minister Lieberman stepped down from his post on 14 November over Netanyahu’s push for a ceasefire with Hamas militants, which wrapped up the latest uptick in violence across the Gaza border. Lieberman, who accused the PM of “surrendering to Hamas terror”, also said that his Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home) Party, which at the time held five seats in the 120-seat Knesset, would leave the coalition.