December 2, 2014 10:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]The meltdown will result in new elections.

Israel’s divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two years ahead of schedule.

Netanyahu’s announcement plunges the country into a bitter campaign that seemed unlikely just a few days earlier. The election, expected to be held early next year, would come at a time of growing violence between Palestinians and Jews and deepening despair over the prospects for peace.

In a nationally televised address, Netanyahu said he had ordered the dismissals of Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. The pair, who head separate centrist parties, had emerged as his leading critics.

Netanyahu accused the two of trying to stage a “putsch,” saying he could “not tolerate opposition from within the government.” He said he would present legislation in parliament to dissolve the government and to hold elections “as soon as possible.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Israeli Government Crumbles

  1. Obewon December 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Buh bye Bibi~! War hawks always crash any nations economy unless they plunder e.g. “Iraq’s oil will pay for the $59 B war”-GWB’s admin on Halliburton Cheney’s $6 trillion+ scam.

  2. tiredoftea December 2nd, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Netanyahu is doing whatever he can to prolong the misery of Palestinian’s by delaying the talks between them.

  3. tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    first Russia now Israel…the goptp dream government/countries are falling apart.

    • Republicans_are_Evil December 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      We are next.

      • tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm

        nonsense, I am not as cynical as you. I do believe we are better then that

        • Republicans_are_Evil December 2nd, 2014 at 11:03 pm

          Time will tell. I believe the house of cards is about to topple.

          • tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 11:06 pm

            Well, I know you are wrong but I will still respect you in the morning. 🙂

          • Republicans_are_Evil December 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

            Time will tell I guess. I wonder if anyone will even remember I called it if it happens.

          • tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

            why would you be so hopeful for a country meltdown?

          • M D Reese December 3rd, 2014 at 12:38 am

            It’s not being hopeful that it WILL happen, it’s just an understanding that it has happened before, and the knowledge that it can happen again and likely will. All the dominoes are lining up.

        • M D Reese December 3rd, 2014 at 12:43 am

          Thanks for the chuckle…

      • M D Reese December 3rd, 2014 at 12:45 am

        I agree.

  4. Hass December 3rd, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I hope they implode and it can’t happen soon enough.