It’s amazing that after all the fighting and all the disagreements that the heads of Israel’s political parties were able to politely sit down together in a room, and actually reach an agreement on something.
At the meeting held in the office of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelsteinin it was decided that March 17, 2015 – the 26th of Adar 5775, would be the date for the upcoming general elections.
Teh Likud and Bayit Yehudi wanted March 10, Labor wanted March 17, and the Arab parties wanted election held in April.
The Knesset will vote today on a preliminary reading to dissolve the Knesset, and the final reading is expected to be next week.
Elections must be held, according to law, within 90 to 150 days of the government being dissolved, and on a Tuesday.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Netanyahu fired ministers Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid, stating they were acting like the opposition while within the government.