Dec 25 2018
The decision to head to the polls also comes as Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is set to begin reviewing materials to decide on possible charges against Netanyahu this week, embarking on the most high-stakes stage yet of a several-year legal entanglement that has threatened to upend the country's political system.
Following a meeting, coalition heads with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government decided the elections will be held on April 9 "in the name of budgetary and national responsibility", according to a spokesman.
Another victory for Netanyahu would assure his place in history as Israel's longest-serving leader and allow him to solidify his close alliance with President Donald Trump.
Israel's government coalition chose to go to elections in early April.
Elections were not due until November, but there had always been speculation the coalition would not last that long, especially in recent weeks.
Netanyahu told his Likud faction on Monday that he was confident of winning re-election, and that the current coalition would form "the core" of the next government too.
Mr Netanyahu's coalition has been rocked by internal divisions for months.
"We can not continue like this" said coalition chair David Amsalem, according to Haaretz.
Ultra-Orthodox parties consider conscription a taboo.
Netanyahu's coalition has been teetering on the edge with a one-seat majority since the November 14 resignation of the Israeli minister for military affairs, Avigdor Liberman, who stepped down over the Tel Aviv's handling of ongoing tensions in the Gaza Strip.
Israel will hold early elections as parliament prepares to dissolve
Netanyahu - leader of the conservative Likud party - is at the same time struggling to keep together his coalition's one-seat majority in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
Just six week ago, Netanyahu said the time was not right for early elections because of the country's tricky security situation.
"The hourglass for Benjamin Netanyahu's term is ending", it said.
A series of corruption probes against Netanyahu and pending decisions by Israel's attorney general on whether to follow police recommendations to indict him had raised speculation he would opt to seek a public show of confidence at the ballot box.
Netanyahu had hoped to enlist the support of parties outside the coalition to support the bill, but when it became clear that the government would not garner the parliamentary support necessary from the opposition, new elections were announced.
But some experts believe Netanyahu would be in a better position to face potential charges with a fresh electoral mandate.
Netanyahu, who now serves as Israel's minister for military affairs, foreign minister and health minister, will be running for his fifth term as prime minister in the upcoming vote.
In his comments on Monday, the premier cited Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital and move the U.S. embassy there - a major victory for Israel.
He blamed Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid for the need to get to early elections. Rarely do governments last an entire term, due to Israel's complex parliamentary system.
Fears about AI are "very legitimate" says Google's CEO
Zoe Lofgren questioning, Google CEO , asked him to explain and convince them that there's no conservative bias in Google. Google , so long has never played a highly significant role in the popularizing of bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.
Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik 'sorry' after last-gasp save from Liverpool's Alisson
Burnley have faced four of the top six so far this season and are yet to pick up a point, scoring one goal and conceding 14. They lost 2-1 to Inter in the San Siro in their first meeting in September.
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May added that she had spoken to "a number of European Union leaders" over the weekend in advance of a bloc meeting on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a stark message for Theresa May on Tuesday: The Brexit deal can not be renegotiated.
Dec 24 2018
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel keen on director of football role
We played well, the performance of the team was great and I know you want to ask me; 'But oh yeah, with Jose...' "Man United teams always do".
Dec 23 2018
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The market swoon is coming even as the USA economy is on track to expand this year at the fastest pace in more than a decade. The index is now down more than 10 percent for December, putting it on track for its worst monthly loss in nearly a decade.
Dec 22 2018
Fiancé of Missing Colorado Mom Arrest and Charged With Murder
Frazee voluntarily released his phone to be searched and allowed officers to take a DNA sample on December 12, his lawyer said. Police later received data indicating Berreth's phone was near Gooding, Idaho that same day, almost 800 miles from her home.
Dec 21 2018
Der Spiegel's star reporter 'faked stories' for years
Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011. Der Spiegel's motto is "Say it like it is". "I am sick and I need to get help", he was quoted as saying.
Dec 21 2018
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But even with all that added star power, the trailer makes it clear that this is first and foremost Thompson's movie. It also stars Liam Neeson , Emma Thompson , Kumail Nanjiani , Rebecca Ferguson and Rafe Spall .
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They both looked visibly nervous, as one would if you were trying to perform 22 musicals in 12 minutes without messing up once. Corden then took on a banjo-ed Kermit in The Muppet Movie before Blunt nailed The Wizard of Oz's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
Dec 20 2018
Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate
For example, the Koch brothers-backed group, Americans for Prosperity, applauded senators for putting "policy ahead of politics". An array of liberal and conservative advocacy groups rallied in support of the bill. "That is not respectful of crime victims".
Dec 14 2018
France Yellow Vest protest: President Macron vows HUGE €100 pay rise
The government was forced to suspend a fuel tax last week, addressing the original reason for the demonstrations. The crucial impact of Yellow Vest protests was admitted in a survey published by the Bank of France on Monday.
Dec 14 2018
Chinese companies buy more than $180 million worth of USA soybeans
The German company BMW AG also exports its sports utility vehicles to China from the U.S. , and it saw its shares go up by 1.8%. The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Dec 13 2018
Champions League: What Liverpool must do the reach knockout stages EXPLAINED
Klopp's side, finalists last season, have lost all three of their Group C away matches to leave them in danger of elimination. They have lost the first leg 1-0 in Naples. "So far at home we are good, but we have to be even better tomorrow night".
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