Israel Heads for Early Elections as Fractious Coalition Unravels

December 2, 2014 9:05 AM

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government teetered on the brink of collapse after his meeting with Finance Minister Yair Lapid failed to mend fissures that have riven the 20-month-old coalition.

Netanyahu ally Ofir Akunis, a deputy minister in the prime minister’s office, predicted in an interview with Israel Radio that political turmoil would lead to early elections that would take place in March. Lawmaker Zehava Gal-On of the opposition Meretz party plans to bring a vote of no-confidence ...

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