President Rivlin will ask Netanyahu to form his fifth government

President Reuven Rivlin said Tuesday that he would ask Binyamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s 34th government on Wednesday, after the Likud leader won a 65-member majority (in the 120-strong Knesset) through recommendations from the right-wing and religious parties consulted by the president. Although Likud and Blue-White ended almost neck and neck in the hot contest for the April 9 election, Netanyahu scooped majority backing. Labor and far-left Meretz (totaling 45) recommended entrusting Blue-White’s leader Benny Gantz to lead the next government. The Arab 10-member bloc declined to recommend any Israeli leader.

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One thought on “President Rivlin will ask Netanyahu to form his fifth government

  • Apr 17, 2019 @ 1:13 at 1:13

    That’s a great Idea,…2 states side by side!
    Right now there are 4 states 3 of which are Arab…Gaza,Fatah Land by the Jordan & Jordan all are
    anti semitic
    Israel is sandwiched between them.
    Reducing that number by 1/2 would be a great improvement.


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