Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud Party "won" the most recent Knesset elections but Israel being Israel, no party wins an absolute majority so the country is inevitably governed by a coalition. Alas for Bibi, though...Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party, which shares much of its policy doctrine with Likud, absolutely WILL NOT join with Likud so long as Likud won't pass a bill ending the military draft exemption for some 60,000 ultra-Orthodox young men. On the other hand, the hard Right religious parties, whose presence is tiny but as necessary to Likud's coalition as Yisrael Beiteinu is, absolutely WILL NOT join with Likud so long as Likud agrees to pass a bill ending the military draft exemption for some 60,000 ultra-Orthodox young men. This might be it, folks, the defining moment where Israel must decide once and for all exactly what kind of nation-state she will be; secular or religious. New elections are a definite possibility.