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December 2, 2014 11:52 am

Election Season Expected to Begin Early in Israel

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Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party. Photo: Yesh Atid.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party. Photo: Yesh Atid.

Times of Israel – Do you smell it? The crisp autumn air, the fragrance of fallen leaves, the scent of politicians beginning their backroom scheming. Yes, elections are in the air and they’ve come early.

All signs are pointing to the dissolution of the government and the holding of new elections to form a new Knesset and a new coalition to run things. The papers report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday evening with Finance Minister Yair Lapid and issued a series of demands for keeping the coalition together — an offer Lapid couldn’t not refuse.

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