Yair Lapid

Left-Wingers Succeed In Splitting Israel’s Coalition

It is official.  The current government in Israel is dissolving.  An early election has been set for March 2015.  As one of the tens of millions of Evangelical Christians who stand fervently with Israel and her citizens, it brings much relief to finally see Prime Minister Netanyahu fire the two leading left-wing ministers, who continually and loudly oppose him, in his cabinet – Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.  These two have appeared to want their names in the headlines more than establishing unity within the coalition.  The Prime Minister’s firing of Lapi and Livni sends a loud and clear message that he is more determined to tackle issues facing Israel than in pacifying media seekers within his coalition.

Netanyahu And His Delicate Hold On His New Coalition

It took a while to formulate, but it came out just as most Americans expected the Re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  While he was able to construct his new governing coalition from among the many political parties with all different numbers of seats in the Knesset he did not end up with what he wanted.  Although he added to his Likud Party's 31 seats the 18 seats of the Yesh Atid Party and the 13 seats of the Bayit HaYehudi Party totaled 62 seats, just a slim majority of two seats.

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