At first glance, the early election into which Israel is being helplessly dragged is just more of the same.
“Netanyahu has decided to dissolve the government and drag Israel into an election” by refusing to pass the budget.
Savaged not only for his betrayal but also for his poor negotiating skills, Gantz actually took Bibi to the cleaners.
Exit polls show the right-wing bloc at 60 seats — one shy of a majority.
With the prospect of yet a fourth balloting on the horizon, an unprecedented conversation has emerged about a ‘Jewish majority’ government.
As Israel heads into its third elections in 11 months, there is one politician worth following closely: Ayman Odeh, the 44-year-old head of the Joint List, a combined slate of Arab parties. He wants to be taken seriously in all fields of life. Including politics. As the political establishment is focused on round three of the same ‘to Bibi, or not to Bibi’ show, Odeh is trying to bring Arabs inside Israel’s process in a way that has not happened before.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz will meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian “deal of the century” peace plan.
“There is no chance. We will not join either a limited right- or left-wing government or a minority government,” Liberman told supporters.
Benny Gantz will get the opportunity to try to form an Israeli government after Benjamin Netanyahu couldn’t form a coalition. Here’s how that works.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he was still hopeful that a unity government would be formed. “The people don’t want another election,” he said.