Gantz in line to form a government after Netanyahu returns the premiership mandate to the president

After Binyamin Netanyahu dropped his Likud’s bid to form another post-election coalition government on Monday, Oct. 21, President Rivlin will hand the task over to Kachol Lavan leader Benny Gantz. For the first time in more than a decade, the premiership candidacy is to be offered to a party other than Likud.
In a Facebook notice, Netanyahu stressed he had “toiled relentlessly, publicly and in private… to establish a broad national unity government. This is what the people want and what Israel needs in the face of the security challenges proliferating day by day,” said the prime minister. For weeks “I tried to bring Gantz to the negotiating table for the sake of a unity government… and to prevent another election.” But “time after time, the Kachol Lavan leader refused.”

Gantz, a former army chief who is new in politics and has never held government office, replied by saying that his party “is determined to form a liberal national unity government headed by himself, for which the people voted last month.”
Netanyahu made it clear that he intends to lead the opposition to a Gantz government if his rival succeeds in this task. He accused Kachol Lavan of plotting to gain the support of the Joint Arab List for a minority government that would leave the national religious and ultra-religious parties outside his administration. Even then, Gantz can count on 44 members at best, failing a power-sharing deal with Netanyahu’s Likud.

Gantz has 28 days to prove he can build a viable government. If by then, he follows Netanyahu in throwing in the sponge, Israel may face its third election in 13 months, possibly next March. Netanyahu will lead a transitional or caretaker government in the interim.

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41 thoughts on “Gantz in line to form a government after Netanyahu returns the premiership mandate to the president

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 21:20 at 21:20


    • Oct 22, 2019 @ 3:16 at 3:16


  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 21:29 at 21:29

    I wonder if Bibi has embedded enough money to hire a good legal Team. Not to much longer to wait to see how this little fatman’s future plays out. Israel should look forward to a new leader and new ways of looking at the existing problems to help turn them into opportunities. Good luck to Gantz in forming a government and following a better path than his foolish predecessor.

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 21:37 at 21:37

    Good to see Israel Challenging, Arguing, & looking for Ways to Form an Unity Government among Public Servant Leaders for the People, Citizens & Voters! Takes Time But Better Than Any Sole Supreme Leader!

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:03 at 22:03

    The Jewish Cabal is in place. Is this Israëls last government?

    • Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:10 at 22:10

      Vlad… Don’t Think So, Israel only Grows Stronger Every Day With Its High Tech Advantages. Putin Economic’s Need Big Help & Israel Can Help Them In The Mideast!

      • Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:45 at 22:45

        Trump says the same thing about the US and the country is on the verge of collapse. Without the US, Israël couldn’t survive a week.

        One thing is certain, both Putin and Trump will give it to you up the backside.

        • Oct 22, 2019 @ 6:29 at 6:29

          “Without the US, Israel couldn’t survive a week.” WRONG.
          Israel has survived thousands of years and thrive to this day and in the future because of GOD.

          Ezekiel 36:1-11
          “And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord! 2 Thus says the Lord God: “Because the enemy has said of you, ‘Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession,’ ” ’ 3 therefore prophesy, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Because they made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you are taken up by the lips of talkers and slandered by the people”— 4 therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord God to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, the valleys, the desolate wastes, and the cities that have been forsaken, which became plunder and mockery to the rest of the nations all around— 5 therefore thus says the Lord God: “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.” ’

          6 “Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.” 7 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. 8 But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. 9 For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. 10 I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.

          • Oct 22, 2019 @ 9:12 at 9:12

            That nonsense is completely meaningless.

        • Oct 22, 2019 @ 6:30 at 6:30

          Vlad… No Comparison Russia Economy Smaller 5 USA, Defense Budgets Can’t Compare, Russian Future Population Demographics Too Old, & Nobody Wants to Immigrate! Putin Can’t Backside Anyone!

          • Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:16 at 23:16

            Putin is beating the US with deals and intelligence which is sorely absent in Murica at the moment. Sure, the US spends more but they waste 85% of it on useless bases and outdated weapons.

        • Oct 22, 2019 @ 10:01 at 10:01

          Erdo-göt is so öld

          • Oct 22, 2019 @ 15:11 at 15:11

            Vladivostok… Will Become a Chinese & United Korean Port After Russia Loses Siberia To The Capitalist CCP!

    • Oct 22, 2019 @ 12:07 at 12:07

      @Vlad:after that hitler missed you,you have a big mouth right?

      • Oct 22, 2019 @ 15:18 at 15:18

        Frank… Vlad Upset Russia Economy Is Smaller Than 5 America States & Ukraine Full Of Young People Will Take Over Russia & Remove Putin In The Process?

      • Oct 22, 2019 @ 18:51 at 18:51

        He obviously missed you too.

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:23 at 22:23

    After being beaten they have resorted to day dreaming and wishful thinking,hey, Israel has brains,gas,oil in Golan…… growing and growing
    ..but I’m happy tommy acknowledged Trump is confused

    • Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:47 at 22:47

      Oil in Golan?

        • Oct 22, 2019 @ 18:29 at 18:29

          Quite an amazing story, these off-shore platforms appear to be very vulnerable to Iranian and others attack, wouldn’t a barrier of empty oil tankers surrounding these off shore platforms offer a cheap and reasonable form of protection? Has that idea been considered? If not why not? As evidenced by the Iranian attack on the Saudi oil system, there is much riding on their protection.

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 23:00 at 23:00

    Time for the Oslo 3 accord with Jordan for the repatriation of all Jordanians unlawfully stripped of their citizenship by king Hussein and left to themselves in West Bank for over 70 years of civil unrest, hate, and terrorist training.

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 23:30 at 23:30

    Clearly, Blue and White will fall to form a broad unity coalition, same as Likud has attempted.
    It is now up to President Rivlin to call for a runoff of both parties, the winner to form the new government. Quite simply, Israel cannot continue to function without a government.

  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 23:52 at 23:52

    Farewell, Jewish State…It is IMPLODING…

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 0:12 at 0:12

    Israel has some very serious underlying economic issues. Go back a few years. And the economy was not so good. And everyone knew. Israel has an increasing deficit at an alarming rate. The problem never went away. It only got worse. That is because the economy is suffering a similar situation as a America.

    • Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:33 at 14:33

      Abraham’s Jewish Culture Dodging Blows Since 5780 BCE History. Struggle For Freedom Failing Many Times, But Always Bounced Back Because The Culture, People & Shared Friends In All Lands Together!

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:16 at 2:16

    Bibi is probably the most respected statesman in the world today. Israel is much better off with the conservatives than with the leftists liberals like we have in America. Liberals always destroy the government
    in every country they takeover.

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 3:46 at 3:46

    TDS . President Trump loves Israel while Obama, Clinton and Lurch funded Iran’s terrorist groups.

    • Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:24 at 14:24

      John… Correct, Trump Keeping Troops In Jordan-Israel Border Where Oil Is Being Shared With Kurds! While Transferring Former Buffer Troops To Northern Iraq Where Kurds Also Have Oil To Protect & Sell! Iraq’s Shiia Upsets?

      • Oct 22, 2019 @ 15:05 at 15:05

        TGO… All Good Points, Trump Deal With Turkey Is To Squeeze Iran Access Closure To Black Market Oil Sales. Big Persia Kurdish Surprise In 2021 for Iran’s Shiia Regime.

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:11 at 5:11

    Interesting that there are no predictions by Debka, as to whether Gantz will succeed. An implicit prediction that he will? Also no note of the fact that should Gantz fail, there will be a 21 day period before the Knesset disperses, at which point Netanyahu is poised to get the mandate again. As a regular reader of this site, though, I find the omissions telling.

    • Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:16 at 14:16

      They Can Face Working Together Or Another Election? And Learn Again???

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:22 at 5:22

    Trump 2020!

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 8:13 at 8:13

    Ivanka Trump 2024-28

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 14:07 at 14:07

    Ever since Oil Discovered in Pennsylvania, USA, Russia, & Mideast/ Global Foreign Policy has been based on Oil, Gas, Coal on Automobiles, Electricity, & Nuclear Powers that can enrich the World. This includes New Trade Relationships with Palestine, Gaza, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, & Lebanon! Spend & Share Alms Not Arms!

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 18:14 at 18:14

    …As long as the corroded Israeli politics are engaged in Ego-games, the Jewish state is weakened –
    a little more every day, to the hour of IMPLOSION !

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 3:25 at 3:25

    Fine with me. Let the U.S. cut off economic and military aid to Israel,and let’s see what the results will be. “I’m your huckleberry “.

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