Triggered by a dispute over a bill to draft the Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox Jews) into the IDF, Netanyahu’s coalition government fell today. Elections will be held on April 9th.
The Knesset has been ordered by the Israeli Supreme Court to pass a bill providing for drafting Ultra-Orthodox students into the IDF. However, Ultra-Orthodox parties in the coalition have effectively blocked the legislation. Sadly, the Ultra-Orthodox parties are unlikely to disappear from the coalition after the election, so not sure how they are going to finally pass the required legislation. Going to be a vicious election and a messy aftermath.