Israel to hold early parliament elections

Israel to hold early parliament elections

Israel will hold early elections after a disagreement in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition about the replacement for Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who resigned on Wednesday.

Lieberman's Yisrael Beytenu party then left the country's ruling coalition, thus leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a fragile majority.

The meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett earlier in the day resulted in the decision to hold early general elections in Israel, Haaretz reports, citing sources close to Bennett.

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post specified that the date of the election would be agreed upon on Sunday by the heads of the coalition's parties.