The President rebukes politicians for irresponsible behavior

After the second Israeli premiership candidate failed to form a government, President Rivlin on Thursday notified the Knesset Speaker Yuly Edelstein that it was now up to the 120 lawmakers to pick one of their number to complete the task within the 21-day timeline. If this process had the same result, the Knesset must dissolve itself and call another general election, the third in a year, within five months. In his notice, the president sternly rebuked the politicians for the mess, saying that the people had issued some of them a red card and sent them off the playing field. “Have no illusions,” he said. “Shambolic politics must stop. There is only one question for you to address: What is your duty to the state of Israel and its citizens?”

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3 thoughts on “The President rebukes politicians for irresponsible behavior

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 18:50 at 18:50

    Best wishes to you President Rivlin, . . . politicians generally have their first duty to their perceived image when they look in the mirror every morning, . . . their second duty they feel is to their pocketbook, . . . their third to their circle in which they operate, . . . and somewhere down several layers below, . . . they bark out words about their “duly elected duty to their citizens” which they virtually never actually attempt to help.

    Not ALL OF THEM are of course in this basket, . . . but something near 99% are.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 17:26 at 17:26

      55, and of course embedded in your list is #1A, Remain In Power.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:47 at 14:47

    Israel President Rivlin must give such a speech before the U.S. congress.


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