UPDATE 15:50 EST: Party heads will meet tomorrow to discuss an election date. Officials at the Prime Minister’s Office said they were considering holding elections on either the 10th, 17th, or 27th of March. Netanyahu will offer those dates tomorrow at a meeting with the party chiefs at Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein’s office.
14:45 EST: Israeli government officially falls.
Netanyahu fired Livni and Lapid and officially announced elections in what was essentially a kickoff of Netanyahu’s election campaign Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation on Tuesday night shortly after 8 p.m., less than two hours after firing coalition members Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), ending his government.
Netanyahu and the far right extremists, will now serve as caretaker until after the elections and a new government is formed.
All Yesh Atid members of the government resigned after their leader Yair Lapid was fired.
The far right is now in control after the centrist parties have been ousted, and may run amok in rejecting any calming of the Jerusalem, Palestinian and Gaza situations to show how strong they are on security: Provoking the very violence that Israeli’s are sick of. For more please see: Israel Headed to Elections, as Events Converging to Fulfill 1 Thess 5:3