A Gaza Cease-Fire Threatens Israel's Government

Nov 15, 2018 | 00:11 GMT

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a news conference at the Israeli parliament on Nov. 14, 2018 in Jerusalem.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced his resignation in protest of the cease-fire Israel agreed to with Hamas after recent heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face pressure to call for early elections as his coalition risks crumbling over the cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
  • A new Israeli government could shift the country's relationship with the United States, Russia, Turkey and other major allies — especially because Netanyahu has held his seat for so long.
  • Qatar's value as an ally risks becoming tarnished if its efforts to support the latest cease-fire fail to calm the tense situation in Gaza.

Another fragile truce between Israel and Hamas is threatening to take down the longstanding government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a political perfect storm threatens to swamp his once-secure Cabinet....

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