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December 5, 2014 3:49 pm

Israeli Political Sources Say Alternate Coalition Could Prevent Election

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Israel's Knesset. Photo: Tazpit News Agency. Tensions in the political theater have been rising steadily since the motion for the dissolution of the Knesset passed its preliminary and first readings on Wednesday, as all parties are anxiously waiting to see if the bill truly does pass its second and third readings, which have been set for Monday.

While most political experts believe early elections are a fait accompli, some hedged that until the ink is dry on the third reading’s papers, a scenario in which a last-minute political deal is struck to prevent the Knesset’s dissolution cannot be completely discounted.

Knesset sources said Thursday that negotiations have resumed between coalition officials and the haredi parties, in an effort to include them in the government and prevent early elections. Sources in the haredi parties confirmed that overtures have been made to that effect, but refused to say whether talks could actually mature into a deal before Monday.

Israeli law stipulates that early elections must be called at least 90 days and no more than 150 days from the Knesset’s dissolution, meaning the Knesset can theoretically postpone the latter stages of the vote by several weeks. Should the MKs defer the vote, it would afford the coalition time to try and form an alternate government.

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  • Jonah

    From the outside looking in, why should the terrorists, and those political forces who have sworn to carry out the destruction of Israel expedite their actions at this time? Israel has internal civil strife, their political parties are conflicting with cross purposes. Why not let them start the process of an internal melt down as the UN strategizes it’s take down. Iran is still completing its nuclear weapons, IsIs is growing by leaps and bounds, Western Europe is slowly turning against Israel, and america who in the hell knows where they stand, I mean really, what good are jets without nuclear weapons. Right now McCain seems to be content bombing sand and firming up the value of any stocks connected to the military industrial complex. IsIs is content with orderves that would be killing christians, Kurds, infidels, and anything which does not pronounce Allah Akbar correctly while they are getting ready to eat the main course…Israel. Internal strife in Israel…a cougar will watch two bucks fight until they weary themselves then he kills them both, Bebe and Livni. Your problem is not IsIs, you know they are the enemy, your problem is the little horn and his trumpets who are attempting to morph in to something which seems to be a friend of Israel with a peaceful solution to all of Israel’s problems. I believe you have headlined with two of the culprits today.