It’s spring, and an Is­raeli elec­tion is in the air

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Last week, Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu threat­ened to call a snap elec­tion un­less his cab­i­net agreed to shut down Is­rael’s new pub­lic broad­caster, which the Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter be­lieves is bi­ased against him. This week, Mr Ne­tanyahu was still locked in talks with Moshe Kahlon, leader of Ku­lanu, a cen­trist party whose votes the PM will need if he is to stop the new broad­caster in its tracks. If the dis­cus­sions fail, Is­rael could soon be head­ing to the polls — and the com­po­si­tion of the Knes­set, shown here, could be about to change.

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