Bill to dissolve Knesset frozen, Mofaz to join gov't

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
May 8, 2012 05:44

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The bill to dissolve the Knesset was frozen late Monday night after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz agreed to create a unity government with the Likud and Kadima parties.

Despite passing a Knesset and Knesset House Committee vote, the bill that would have dispersed the 18th Knesset was not brought to a final vote in the Knesset, despite being slated to do so on Monday night.

As part of the agreement between Netanyahu and Mofaz, the latter would join Netanyahu's government, in a move that will delay early elections.

One possibility for the new government is that Yisrael Beytenu, currently a part of the coalition, would not remain in the government.

Netanyahu and Mofaz will update their respective parties of the development Monday overnight.

Read the full story here

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Anti-money laundering law facing difficulties in Iran

By REUTERS