Israeli Parliament to Dissolve, Election to Take Place in April - PM's Spokesman | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israeli Parliament to Dissolve, Election to Take Place in April - PM's Spokesman

The resignation of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the withdrawal of his party from the governing coalition in mid-November left Netanyahu with just a one-seat majority in the Knesset.

Israel will hold a general election on 9 April, a representative of Likud party told Sputnik, adding that the current Knesset convocation would be dissolved by that time. According to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the decision to disband the government was "unanimous".

The announcement came after a meeting of members of the country's Likud-led ruling coalition. According to Haaretz, the coalition failed to agree on the new law on conscripting yeshiva students. Earlier in the day, the Yesh Atid party refused to vote for the bill.

Israeli Defence Minister Lieberman stepped down from his post on 14 November over Netanyahu's push for a ceasefire with Hamas militants, which wrapped up the latest uptick in violence across the Gaza border. Lieberman, who accused the PM of "surrendering to Hamas terror", also said that his Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home) Party, which at the time held five seats in the 120-seat Knesset, would leave the coalition.

Liberman's resignation has not deprived Netanyahu of a majority in parliament, but reduced the ruling coalition to 61 seats — leaving it with just a one-seat majority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This April referendum is fraught with concerns for Bibi Netanyahu.

First, it is unclear whether the Israeli Attorney General will level corruption charges against him, which the Israel police are recommending should happen: Israeli Police Recommend indicting Netanyahu in third corruption case this year.

Secondly, he is also very shaken, and disappointed by President Trump's order for all US troops out of Syria. Trump/Netanyahu call grew tense over plans for the US to leave Syria

IF the date of 9 April holds for a snap election, look for some horrific "March/April Surprise", generated by the Israeli government, which will force
(or at least, give justification for) a war in which the US must protect its vital "friend" in the Middle East, Israel.

Please remember; the US government, right now, is in a deeply fractured condition, with some at the Deep State level wanting to see a US-led war against Iran right now, to please their Israeli/AIPAC monetary contributors.

This lack of cohesive US vision, coupled with a pathological inability of both sides of the aisle in Congress to agree on anything, particularly when it comes to foreign policy, could potentially mean that Netanyahu could see an opportunity to create a "game changer", with a false flag, which would simultaneously win him the vote in the next election, and extract his revenge on President Trump about the Syrian pullout of US troops.

I don't know about you, but I am going to be paying extraordinarily close attention to what the Israeli government is doing in the next 106 days until that election.