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.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu's coalition already planning for early elections in 2013