Israeli minister of military: Israel edges closer to early election

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Israeli minister of military affairs Moshe Ya’alon says the ongoing political infighting between coalition partners in the cabinet would force the regime to hold an early election.

Ya’alon said in a Sunday interview with Israel’s Channel 2 television that it would be “better to hold an election as soon as possible” if partners in the Israeli coalition cabinet continue to bicker in public.

Ya’alon is the highest ranking Israeli official to confirm the possibility of a snap vote much sooner than the one scheduled for 2017.

“The current situation cannot continue. This is a government that faces surprises every day. We have an unnatural coalition,” said the regime’s war minister.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fractious cabinet has been racked by differences over several major issues including proposed cuts to the 2015 budget and a new bill that seeks to declare Israel as a Jewish entity.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu complained of the incessant infighting in his cabinet.

“I hope we can return to normal conduct,” he said. “This is what the public expects from us. And if not we will have to draw conclusions.”

This came as a Sunday poll showed Netanyahu’s approval rating has halved from 77 percent in August to 38 now.



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