Israel's 'Seinfeld Elections': Netanyahu Gambles for Political Gain

Ghitis, Frida
December 2014
World Politics Review (19446284);12/4/2014, p1
The author discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to dissolve the Israeli government. Topics addressed include the author's contention that Netanyahu's concern with leftist coalition members is a ploy to improve his standing with the right, his disagreements with Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and elections being called for by the Knesset. Also mentioned are Israel's problems such as relations with the U.S. and a slowing economy.


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