Something is very artificial about the budget crisis. Early elections are not going to change Israel's political landscape, so how will it solve the budget crisis? Netanyahu is creating a cabinet crisis, that's all he is doing. A good excuse to refuse all the decisions that Obama plans to foist on him. It is now over to Obama. Interesting to see if he will allow Netanyahu to resign.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu's coalition already planning for early elections in 2013