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  3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773

MK Maklev of UTJ Calls to Dissolve Knesset


MK Uri Maklev of UTJ proposed a bill on Tuesday, signed by the members of his party, to dissolve the Knesset and hold new elections. 

Maklev reasoned that timely reactions are of number one importance regarding the events unfolding in Israel and in the Middle East, making the establishment of a government all the more urgent.

In an explanation to the bill, Maklev wrote, "The State of Israel is currently in one of its most complex periods, with the Iranian threat intensely hovering over us, with massive steps by Tehran regime's in regards to new technologies for the production of nuclear weapons. In addition, our Palestinian-Arab neighbors are gaining international support for their demand to  establish an Arab state alongside Israel. Protests in Arab countries, known as the "Arab Spring" hit and continue to hit Middle Eastern countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya. In Syria a civil war is raging whose end is not in sight and the consequences could be disastrous for us."

Maklev went on to explain that the current situation will yield a government with parties who do not have the main interests of Israel's security and economy at heart and will operate based off of other motives, which he reasoned was cause for new elections.