World News: Netanyahu Fails to Form Israeli Coalition Government: What’s Next? Possible “Free-for-all!”

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

With his 28-day mandate about to expire, Prime Minister Netanyahu has given up his mandate to form Israel's next coalition government. The mandate is now in the hands of his left-of-center opponent Benny Gantz.

Does that mean that Netanyahu's career is over, or is this just another chapter in Israel's second election saga? Here to explain is the former mayor Shiloh Israel, and author of "Trump and the Jews," David Rubin.


Beltway Insider: Trump/Turkey, Perry Resigns, G7 Meet, Brexit, Elijah Cummings, 2020 Debate, Tulsi/Clinton, Sanders


Q. Can you explain what this confusing coalition-building process in Israel is all about? 

A. Yes, one of the top two vote-getters gets the mandate for 28 days to form a majority coalition. Netanyahu has now returned that mandate after failing to form that majority. He was even willing to magnanimously build a unity government with his main opponent from the election, Benny Gantz, from the left-of-center Blue and White Party, but Gantz refused.

Q. Does returning the mandate mean that Netanyahu has lost his chance to continue as PM?

A. Not necessarily. What it means is that Gantz will now have his own 28 days to build the coalition.

Q. Now that Gantz has his own 28-day mandate, what are his chances of succeeding where Netanyahu failed?

A. Not great. Fewer parties support him, and he would probably have to rely on the anti-Israel, terror-supporting Arab party to get his majority. As for the unity possibility, Netanyahu will not want to be subordinate to Gantz.

Q. If Gantz fails to form a majority coalition, what is next for Israel? 

A. If Gantz fails, there will be an additional 21-day period, during which any Knesset member can put together and present a majority coalition – kind of a 21-day free-for-all! If no one succeeds, we once again go to new elections.


Op/Ed: The solution to Israel's Election Problem: Netanyahu should stay Prime Minister and make Avigdor Liberman Deputy Prime Minister


Q. Israel has already had two deadlocked elections this year. Can there actually be a third, and if so, would the results be a similar deadlock?

A. Hopefully, the public pressure will be so intense that the politicians will be forced to compromise on their demands before we get to that point. If not, there will be new elections, with the possibility of similar results.

Q. Can you comment on the proverbial elephant in the room – the possible corruption indictment against Netanyahu?


World News: Israel Election Cliffhanger Has Bibi and Benny Deadlocked


A. The attorney general is expected to announce in November or December whether he will be indicting Netanyahu for bribery. If he is indicted for bribery, he may resign, which would open many new possibilities in his Likud party. If not, he will be strengthened. And that is why Gantz doesn't seem to be in a rush. He is waiting to see if Netanyahu will continue as Likud leader.


World News: Benny Gantz Cosmetically Shifts Center-Right in attempt to 'Trump Netanyahu's Ace'


 

 

Bio: David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh Israel, is the author of the book, "Trump and the Jews". Rubin is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund, established after he and his then three-year-old son were wounded in a terror attack. He can be found at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com  or at http://www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org

Haute Tease

  • BOULEVARD Review – Robin Williams Gives a Master Class, Memorable, Honest Performance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BOULEVARD, from Starz Digital and Camellia Entertainment, brings to the screen a powerful moving life drama that resonates of living truthfully and is delivered with reserved unforgettable force taking the audience on a personal journey of self-discovery.

     
  • Celebrity Attorney Mark Geragos Joins National Family Law Trial Institute Faculty, Offering Advanced Cross-Examination Expertise

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas, today announced celebrity attorney Mark Geragos, will join its faculty in May 2016.  Geragos will teach Advanced Cross-Examination (May 21 - 22, and again onMay 23 - 24, 2016).  

  • OCEANA Hosts Celebrity Studded Benefit

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    OCEANA, the international oceanic conservation organization, recently launched the opening of its New York office with a celebrity packed benefit on posh Manhattan's Upper East Side.

     
  • U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Okinawa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A United States Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter, carrying four servicemen, crashed into the mountains of Okinawa, Japan, killing one and injuring the others. The cause is still unknown.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Attends G-20; Leaders Split On Syria; Committee Drafts Strike Approval; August Job Numbers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama unexpectedly traveled to the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg Russia, this week, as he hoped to present conclusive evidence to global leaders of Syria culpability in the recent chemical weapons attack.

     
  • Dalida Review – French Bio-Pic Captivates

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Dalida, from Pathe and TF1 Films Productions, presents a beautiful and heartbreaking story of the 1950’s French idol, who over thirty years sold nearly 170 million records worldwide and enchanted adorning fans and charming audiences all over the globe.

     
  • The Pulitzer at 100 Review – Captivating, Informative, Pulitzer’s Most Memorable Moments

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Pulitzer at 100, from First Run Features, presents the story of the Pulitzer Prize, with historical accounts from Joseph Pulitzer's humble beginnings and the prestigious honor his award has become weaving throughout stories from scholars and winners.

     
  • Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Moss Theater in Santa Monica

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra returns to the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater with an exciting program entitled "The Four B's," featuring the brilliant technique and sensitive musicality of pianist Hye-Won Choi. The concert is Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3 PM. 

     
  • Money News: DOW Roars Back; World Markets Follow; Asian Markets Strong

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial came roaring back fell in dramatic fashion over the past week, which included the highest single day gain of over 400points, following last week stunning fall, and ended the week with  record closes  triggering similar upswings in the three other major U.S. Markets.

     
  • Jon Landau, AVATAR Producer, Hosts Blu-Ray Release Screening

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jon Landau, executive producer of James Cameron’s phenomenally successful film AVATAR and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, recently hosted a press day introducing the soon-to-be released AVATAR Blu-ray edition.

     
  • Hurricane Irma Barrels Down on Florida Coast; Mandatory Evacs; Obliterates Caribbean; 20 Dead

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic storm ever recorded, has caused an unprecedented precaution measure with Florida's Governor Rick Scott issuing a mandatory evacuation order for more than 5.6 million residents which account to nearly 25 percent of the state's population.

     
  • Angels in Stardust Review – Genuine, Distressing, Emotionally Moving

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Angels in Stardust," from ARC Entertainment, presents a truthful performance of what has become the normal dysfunctional family living life in a poverty stricken town that offers little hope for change and no way out.

     
  • Willem Dafoe: The Man Behind The Mask

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    JOHN CARTER, the Sci-Fi action adventure, from Walt Disney Studio Pictures, and Academy Award winning Director Andrew Stanton recently hosted the global media day in advance of the March 9th opening.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Russia Grants Snowden Asylum; Syrian Rebel Package; Global Terror Alert; July Job Numbers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama saw a glimmer of economic hope last week as July Job numbers were released which showed a significant drop in the overall unemployment situation and slight gains in job creation and growth.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Veto, NZ Terror Attack, Brexit Delay, Boeing, 5WPR CEO, Iran, 2020

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency after twelve Republicans joined Senate Democrats passing legislation that would terminate the National Emergency declaration directly and prevent further misuse of the National Emergency Act.