A pro-Israel activist says it likely that Israel’s current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may be compelled to call for early elections next year.
The embattled Israeli leader, who heads the conservative Likud party, is resisting calls from his coalition partners to hold a snap election following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Lieberman, representing the Israel Beitenu faction, bolted the Netanyahu government over what he called the too-soft policy dealing with the upsurge of cross border violence with Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
The loss of Israel Beitenu leaves Netanyahu’s coalition with a razor-thin majority — 61 of 120 seats in Israel’s parliament known as the Knesset.
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says Netanyahu could be on his way out after serving as Israel’s prime minister longer than anyone else.
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SOURCE: One News Now, Chad Groening