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We had our 4th Election yesterday which is also a National Holiday , for the shops and bars and restaurants it is a bonanza .
I voted for Lapid liberal Zionist party 2 state idealist and my wife voted for Labor which has the same agenda Merav Michaeli is a neighbor of ours and My Wife and Daughter like her very much
As of this moment nobody knows what has happened but if all goes true to form nothing will happen with Netanayu scrambling to make deals with the devil and if my Guy gets a chance he will also do deals with the devil , the Devil being very popular this time of the year
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So who's going to form Israel's next government? And for how long before you have to have yet another election? Israel is not a good example of PR.
I'm watching from afar and hoping that the horse trading will soon be over.
Good Morning ,
Everything you say is correct , it is bad for Israel and its image (whatever that maybe)
Firstly since the Election there is has been a Week Holiday for Passover , which in Blighty is more or less one night and a day but over here it is a full week and for the Sephardic Jews it is an additional day so they have 8 days , the Horse trading is now actually only starting.
Netanayu has the clear lead on paper but to stay in power with a majority he needs 4/5 seats from the Arab list and some of his partners on the extreme right wont work with the Arabs
Lapid is a clear second but is willing to take in elements of the Netanayu supporters and give them high profile positions this includes Bennet who he has offered the PM job to on a rotational basis (Netanyu will not cede this to anybody)
I am guessing that MAYBE Lapid may just get the numbers because he is willing to concede and make compromises , I hope he wins
I hope he wins
I hope he does too.
Netanyahu should face the charges against him and the courts should decide on his guilt or innocence before he's allowed to play a major role in government.
In any normal society the PM would be required to step down , as to the guilt of the PM the law works slowly when opposed by the massive finance and support Netanayu has available , I am sure beyond doubt (as he is sure beyond doubt) that he is going to one day spend time in a cell
"In any normal society the PM would be required to step down"
If they can avoid the courts then they'll cling on to power. The French also make the President immune to prosecution while in power. They've only just tried and jailed Sarkozy.
When Olmert was accused of his crimes (and eventually found guilty) Netanayu advised him that the most honorable thing to do was step down .