Menu
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's message to global Jewry amid coronavirus crisis

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's m…

Israeli President Reuven ...

PM Netanyahu orders establishment of national command center for Coronavirus medical procurement

PM Netanyahu orders establishment o…

The national command cent...

President Rivlin addresses the Bundestag

President Rivlin addresses the Bund…

President Rivlin: The thr...

PM Netanyahu meets with doctors from the Arab sector

PM Netanyahu meets with doctors fro…

This is an epidemic that ...

PM Netanyahu holds conference call with European leaders

PM Netanyahu holds conference call …

We can help our countries...

Prev Next
A+ A A-
Booking.com

Israeli Lawmakers Set March 17 Parliamentary Election Featured

VOA News, Israeli lawmakers have agreed to hold new elections on March 17 after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would dissolve the current parliament "as soon as possible."

Party officials decided on the date Wednesday, a day after Netanyahu fired two key ministers and called for early elections.

The parliament was due to begin the process of dissolving itself Wednesday in order to pave way for the March vote.

Opinion polls indicate that Netanyahu's party would likely retain power, allowing him to remain in office.

He said Tuesday that he wanted a "clear mandate" to carry out his policies, and that he would "no longer tolerate an opposition inside the government."

The prime minister dismissed Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.

Lapid and Livni split with Netanyahu on several issues, including a controversial Netanyahu supported measure that would declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. Critics say the proposal that would remove Arabic as an official language would undermine the democratic character of Israel and further marginalize the 20 percent of Israelis who are Arab.

Internal dissent has also focused on next year's budget, taxation policy and the high cost of living.
Last modified onSunday, 15 November 2015 10:41

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Sections

Jewish Traditions

About Us

Community

Cooperations

Follow Us