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Israeli Political Constellation Realigns As Kadima Quits Government


Shaul Mofaz (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu

Shaul Mofaz (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu

On Tuesday, Yesh Atid’s chairman, Yair Lapid, called for Netanyahu to declare new elections immediately.

“We are ready for elections, and it’s time to rid Israel of this bad government,” Lapid said.

For now, analysts are predicting Netanyahu will call for new elections in early 2013.

(JTA)

About the Author: Uriel Heilman is managing editor of JTA. An award-winning journalist, he has worked in a variety of positions for publications in the United States and in Israel, including as New York bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post.


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