TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Ghitis, Frida
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
World Politics Review (19446284);12/4/2014, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
99861308

 

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