Some Labor members argue that the center-left parties would win more seats in the Knesset running separately.
Netanyahu accuses Livni and Lapid of ‘putsch’; Lapid: He’s ‘wasting billions’; Livni: Election pits Zionists vs. extremists
Netanyahu fires Livni and Lapid, says in televised address that the current coalition was forced on him and was contrarian from the day of its inception.
Lapid accuses Netanyahu of forcing ‘totally useless elections.’
With a higher electoral threshold in place in the Knesset, a few Arab parties may join forces but Arab-Jewish Hadash is balking.
But the head of the ultra-Orthodox party, Aryeh Deri, insists no deal has been made to form a coalition with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud after a vote.
There are a few options for bringing elections forward, but enacting a law that would dissolve the parliament appears the most likely.
With recriminations and a range of opinions, politicians weigh in on the value of going to the polls next year. Yair Lapid: Netanyahu is leading Israel into unnecessary elections.
Sources have said Netanyahu wants to run in next election as part of a 'broad platform' of right-wing parties, but Yisrael Beiteinu and Habayit Hayehudi say they won't join it.
Prime Minister had demanded Finance Minister back nation state bill, drop 0% VAT plan; Shas chair to faction heads: Set date for elections.