Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: November 16, 2018

What We’re Reading

Israel heads toward elections as Jewish Home says it will leave coalition,

The Jewish Home will leave the coalition, bringing down the government and forcing new elections, senior sources in the Orthodox-nationalist party told The Times of Israel Friday.

U.S. Plans to Change Vote to ‘No’ on UN’s Golan Heights Measure,

The U.S. plans for the first time to vote against a United Nations resolution that calls on Israel to end its occupation of the Golan Heights, highlighting a shifting American perspective on the strategic plateau.

Netanyahu is stuck with Hamas, and he likes it that way,

“Netanyahu understands that keeping Hamas in power comes at a heavy political price. But as long as it thwarts the possibility of a Palestinian state, it’s worth it for him.”