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

  • Gallery 16 Presents Tucker Nichols and Dave Eggers All Ages Drawing Session and Artists In Conversation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In conjunction with the solo exhibition of Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols, Gallery 16 is pleased to present an all ages drawing session and conversation with artist Tucker Nichols and writer Dave Eggers. The event is FREE and open to the public.

     
  • Beltway Insider: NATO Summit; Iraqi ISIS/ISIL Syrian; Ebola Numbers; Al-Qaida Operative Dead

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama traveled to Wales, United Kingdom, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit where he met with world leaders from the twenty-eight member nations to discuss the challenges and direction of the 65 year-old organization.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Looking Back/Fifty Days of Trump; Cyber/Wiretapping; US AG’s Fired; Russia; Germany; Biden SXSW

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Trump Presidency has recently passed Day 50 with it a tale of two presidencies vividly emerge one of appointments, executive orders, foul ups and tweets followed by resignations, criticisms, impeachment efforts, media bans, great solidarity, and, of course, Russia.

     
  • LUXE Rodeo - A Global Dining Destination; Join LUXE Sunset for a Lavish Easter Buffett March 31, 2013

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LUXE Worldwide with ultra luxurious properties around the world includes within its portfolio some of the most exclusive boutique hotels located in every chic, fashionable and trendy neighborhood in every destination city, throughout the world.

     
  • A Morning Stroll Presents Shocking Symbolism of Society’s Destruction

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Morning Stroll, a Studio AKA/Grant Orchard film, presents through the use of clear and shocking symbolism and parallels, society’s degradation and hopeless chance for renewal.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Challenged on Recess Appointments; January Job Numbers; Kerry Sworn In; White Nominated

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama received a stunning upset recently when the federal appeals court ruled that National Labor Relations Board appointments he made over a year ago during the recess were deemed unconstitutional.

     
  • Vox Lux Review - A Hypnotic, Gripping, Mesmerizing Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Vox Lux, from Focus Features, brings to the screen a powerful statement, an politically charged indictment that symbolizes the seismic metamorphosis’ society continues to experience and those who are left to pick up the pieces.

     
  • Celebrity Interviews: Talking with Me, Earl and The Dying Girl Stars Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Me and Earl and The Dying Girl from FOX Searchlight Pictures has been opened in the United States garnering rave reviews for the teen comedy-drama that traces one year in the life of three friends as they face the uncertain future.

     
  • CORONA VIRUS CASES SPIKE, Declarations Akin to War as Leaders Seek to Slow Spread (National Closures)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Coronavirus, now classified as a worldwide pandemic, the likes of which have never been fictionalized, has caused an unprecedented government response as cases in the U.S. spike and the global death rate is now at 3.75%.

     
  • Interview: Kevin Roundtree, Mr. Mom, Business Manager, Dad

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Actress and baby model, Kaleah Roundtree is making waves as she and her business manager father Kevin, an African American Mr. Mom, and Dad, begin a new push in the talented toddlers' career.

     
  • World News: Glacial Air Flow at the United Nations

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The failure of the exceptional summit of the United Nations on the climate highlighted all oppositions brought by the most polluting countries ready to concede only ultimately secondary measures. Did he have to suspect it or simply dread it, or both?

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/2T Aid Package, UI Claims, COVID-19 Hammers US, Europe, Cities, Nations Locked Down

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump signed an unprecedented two trillion dollars aid package which will provide immediate relief to taxpayers caught up in the governmental mandates to combat the spread and infection of the Coronavirus which has crippled the nation's economy.

     
  • Celeb Photos: Sony Pictures Classics Hosts Exclusive Annual Pre-Academy Awards® Dinner Party

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Sony Pictures Classics fêted its 2015 Academy Awards® nominees and 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees and winners at its annual Pre-Oscar® dinner party at STK Steakhouse in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st.

     
  • Jacqueline Sauvage: It Was Him Or Me Review – Shocking, Triumphant Recreation, Resonating

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    On September 10, 2012, Jacqueline Sauvage after 47 years of violent physical abuse and domestic violence, loaded a shotgun with three shells and pulled the trigger, shooting her husband three times in the back as he sipped a whiskey.

     
  • Lotus Exige Cup 380: King of Road and Race

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Without equal and without compromise, the ballistic new Exige Cup 380 coupe provides the perfect balance between fully type approved road car and genuine race car to deliver the ultimate track-and-back street-legal Lotus.