Netanyahu was hustled off stage when sirens warning of incoming rockets blared in the southern city of Ashdod late Tuesday, public television reported.
Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline.
Israeli parliament passed a preliminary motion on Monday and If the bill receives final passage in a vote scheduled on Wednesday, Israel would be forced to hold new elections — sending the political system into disarray.
As Israel awaits official results, 69-year-old Benjamin Netanyahu appears headed toward a historic fifth term.
Palestinians are hardly a footnote in the Israeli election and those who get to vote are forced to make a choice between soft apartheid and a hard one.
Last authorised opinion polls suggest PM Benjamin Netanyahu heading for next term in office. Meanwhile, the country's Arab minority is being urged to boycott election over Israel's controversial "nation-state" law.
Often portrayed as an advocate for peace and the two-state solution, the former Israeli opposition leader Livni is accused of war crimes against Palestinians.
Israel's election campaign is in full swing, but you'd be hard pressed to find any debate over the occupation or how to make peace with the Palestinians.
Israel will have early elections in April due to the dissolving of parliament by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The governing Likud party of Netanyahu seems to be ahead in the polls but Netanyahu isn’t as popular.
What worries Israel's occupation-advocates is not what Americans think, but rather, what Israelis think.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take over the defence portfolio, a spokesman for his Likud Party says, sparking speculation of an early election.
Ahed Tamimi, 17, jailed by Israel for slapping and kicking its troops in the occupied West Bank is to walk free on Sunday after eight months behind bars.
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