does it not make sense for PM Netanyahu to negotiate a peace proposal with the Palestinians and provide the Israeli electorate with a sort of referendum on either supporting a compromising settlement or not with the Palestinians? Aside from the important budgetary issue (which every Western government seems to be facing these days given their deficits), why impede on a most pressing matter in question of Israel's survival? It's ridiculous to waste another election process without concrete principles presented to the Israeli public on how a given politician intends to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This applies to all the major parties - Likud, Kadima, Labour, Yisrael Beiteinu Meretz, etc.
Judge orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu's coalition already planning for early elections in 2013