Israeli coalition breaks down

  • Israeli MP's will likely vote to dissolve parliament today; process may be completed by Monday (Jerusalem Post). 
  • Follows announcement by PM Netanyahu that he could no longer accept infighting among members of his coalition government; Netanyahu said he would call an early election.
  • Announcement came as he fired Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni for criticising the government in public. 
  • Livni, who has been critical of the Israeli PM's approach towards dealing with the Palestine issue, said Netanyahu was 'inciting sectors in Israel against each other'. 

Jerusalem Post report