On the right, Mr Lieberman and Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, could both seek to lead a right-wing bloc if Likud emerges in a weaker position in an election.
Now in his fourth term as prime minister, he will go to the polls facing the possibility of being charged with bribery and corruption in three separate cases.
The country's attorney general is now deciding whether to press charges.
But a new law extending the military draft to ultra-Orthodox men appears to have triggered the government's downfall.
Netanyahu's coalition was left with a one-seat majority in parliament following defence minister Avigdor Lieberman's resignation in November over a controversial Gaza ceasefire deal. The Justice Ministry announced today that deliberations were continuing and were "not dependent on political events".
JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today called early elections for April, setting the stage for a three-month campaign clouded by a series of corruption investigations against the long-serving Israeli leader.
The move comes as the coalition struggles to reach a consensus on the hotly debated bill related to exemptions from compulsory service for ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Earlier today, Lapid, a harsh critic of the religious parties, said he was rescinding his support for the draft bill, saying the planned compromise essentially rewarded draft dodgers.
As a result, Mr Netanyahu convened his fellow coalition faction leaders and the decision was made to dissolve parliament and go to elections.
Mr Netanyahu has denied all of the allegations against him, claiming they are part of a media-driven witch hunt.
"He wants to win". Charges against the prime minister is expected in the next several months, but the early elections could influence the attorney general's timing.
Though the polls now don't bode well for most of the centre and left-wing opposition parties, there was widespread excitement among them at the prospect of a new election.
"The hourglass toward the end of the Netanyahu's rule has begun its path", it said in a statement.
The government was expected to dissolve the Knesset by a parliamentary vote in the coming days, and the two largest political parties were expected to hold internal primaries in February, as Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein confirmed that national elections would be held on April 9.
Netanyahu, who also served a term in the late 1990s, has been prime minister for the past decade.
Since then, elections have nearly always been moved up because of a coalition crisis or as a strategic move by the prime minister to maximise his chance of re-election.
"We have neutralized it and the operation is mostly over", he said.
Judge Tigar's ruling prompted Mr Trump to call the jurist an "Obama judge" and blast the 9th Circuit in general as a "disgrace". Immigrants rights advocates said the president did not have the legal authority to change the law on his own.
As it stands, the Dodgers have dedicated outfielders Joc Pederson , Andrew Toles and Alex Verdugo on their 40-man roster. The Dodgers , in the meantime, will receive pitcher Homer Bailey and two prospects as of right now.
Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise. The 20-year-old attracted the third-highest bid of 72m rupees, having entered with a base price of 20m.
With Mourinho gone, we could see drastic changes in the players that play, the style of play and the formation. Solskjaer was then convinced to parachute in to take the Cardiff job by outspoken Malaysian owner Vincent Tan.
He also predicted Barcelona to play a draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night in the Champions League fixture at Camp Nou. At Anfield, Mohamed Salah's solitary goal saw Liverpool beat Napoli 1-0 to book their spot in the tournament's next round.
KCAL9's Evelyn Taft reports the light is believed to have been ice crystals that formed when a meteor hit the Earth's atmosphere. But controllers called the attempt off about 10 minutes before the planned launch, after noticing an issue with the rocket.
In October, London and Brussels agreed on the text of an agreement defining the conditions for the UK's exit from the bloc. Anger at the postponement triggered a no-confidence vote in May's own Conservative Party.
Trump had boycotted a Republican presidential debate and held what he described as a fundraiser for veterans instead. The foundation will give away its assets to other nonprofit organizations throughout the next 30 days.
Sanctions will block path to peace, warns North Korea
Trump's tweeted statement came in response, he said, to "many people" asking how the US negotiations with North Korea were going. It was the leader's first public activity in two weeks after visiting a shoe factory in Wonsan earlier this month.