It’s final: Israel goes to elections
Netanyahu refuses to give Bennett Defense Ministry; coalition to set date for elections on Sunday.
Israel’s coalition is likely over after Prime Minister Netanyahu told Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett that he will not appoint him as defense minister.
Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon had told Netanyahu that he would prefer to have a snap election and opposed Bennett becoming defense minister.
The coalition heads will meet on Sunday to agree on a date for new elections. Some potential dates are March 12, March 5, or February 26.