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

Ghitis, Frida
December 2014
World Politics Review (Selective Content);12/4/2014, p1
The article focuses on the aim of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in gaining a strong position with a political alignment through the Israeli elections. Topics covered include criticisms on government policies of Netanyahu coalition members including justice minister Tzipi Livni and finance minister Yair Lapid and the Knesset with two years of the current term. Also mentioned are tensions in the country with Arab citizens and Israelis' rejection of the call for elections.


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