Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will do everything possible to pass the 2013
state budget and avoid initiating early elections that he believes would be bad
for Israel and for the Likud, officials close to Netanyahu said
The officials reacted to reports that senior Likud politicians
were urging him to initiate an immediate election in order to avoid making
inevitable cutbacks. The Likud politicians warned that making the cuts before
the election could harm the party and help Labor.
Wednesday that “what Israel needs now is a responsible budget.” He warned that
delaying making difficult economic decisions led to serious problems for other
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