Netanyahu Considering Proposal To Cancel Israeli Elections


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “seriously considering” an offer by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to push for a cancellation of the September 17 elections, Israel’s Channel 12 reported on Tuesday.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu is seriously considering Knesset Speaker Edelstein’s offer and will examine it in the coming days,” Likud said in a statement.

Although Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said a cancellation of the elections was not legal, the report suggested that it could happen if enough members of parliament supported such a legislation put forward by Edelstein.


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