Israel Minister Says Gov't May Fall Over Protests

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Published August 11, 2011.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) said Thursday during a meeting with that the “time is ripe for an upheaval in the coalition” in order to solve the ongoing social crisis that has rocked the country over the past month.

Yishai has repeatedly stated that his party will leave the government coalition if no solution is to be found.

As opposed to Yishai, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) threw his support behind the government’s policies, calling Israel an “island of stability” in comparison to the ongoing riots occurring across Britain.

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