The decision to call in early election ahead of the scheduled date in November was reached the government coalition party heads with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday. They issued an announcement saying “Out of budgetary and national responsibility the leaders of the coalition parties have unanimously decided to dissolve the Knesset and conduct parliamentary elections on April 9 after serving four full years in office. The coalition will continue to function in unison during the period running up to the election.” The Knesset will be dissolved on the coming Wednesday. The government has served with an unstable majority of 61 (out of 120) which seriously curtailed its legislative capacity. Its failure to carry the Military Mobilization Bill by its Jan. 15 deadline was the last straw.