From a law aimed at stopping Netanyahu to the effects of the coronavirus.
In Lod, a city of 75,000 people in the shadow of Ben Gurion Airport, a Jewish mayor from the Likud Party, who once stormed a mosque to try to stop the broadcasting of prayers, has joined forces with Arab members of the City Council to invest tens of millions of shekels in school construction and renovation in what the mayor calls a “revolution in Arab education.”
The final Israeli television news polls offered no surprises as the country gets set to hold its unprecedented third election in a year on Monday.
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.
Gantz has spent the last 28 days trying to cobble together a coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so.
“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.
Our democracy needs to work for both Jews and Arabs.