President gives Netanyahu mission impossible: Forming new government amid post-election deadlock

President Reuven Rivlin reluctantly handed incumbent PM Binyamin Netanyahu the mandate to form a post-election government on Wednesday, Sept. 25, after he failed to obtain the joint consent of Netanyahu and Kachol Lavan’s Benny Gantz to rule together at the head of a national unity government.  In accepting the mandate, Netanyahu pledged every possible effort to achieve a unity government as the only logical outcome for avoiding the absurd option of a third national election in less than a year. He stressed that Israel was in dire need of a broadly-based national government to confront the colossal threat to national security posed by Iran.
The prime minister has 21 days to come up with a majority cabinet representing 61 Knesset seats, with a possible extension of 14 days. Since he cannot muster more than 55, the president may then choose another premiership candidate for the task. If none is available – Kachol Lavon can count on fewer supporters – the mandate is relegated to the Knesset which is competent to select a third candidate or dissolve itself.
This last eventuality begins to loom after the two leading parties, Likud and Kachol Lavon, came out of the Sept. 17 election without a majority and have so far been unable to reach past their respective baggage for a unity deal. Kachol Lavan accuses Likud of packing its traditional right-wing and ultra-religious allies into an immovable bloc of 55 lawmakers, while Likud’s religious allies and Kachol Lavon’s No. 2 Yair Lapid are locked in their mutual refusal to coexist.

The president revealed that as a compromise formula he had proposed that the Knesset enact a basic law creating the position of Vice Prime Minister. The holder of this post would automatically take over if the premier was unable to function – or, as in the present case, under a potential agreement for rotating the premiership in mid-term between the Likud and Kachol Lavan leaders.
After the president’s initial push for a negotiated deal between the two parties failed, three options remain:
1. More unity attempts are to be expected on the understanding that the a third election may not break the current political deadlock any more than did the second.

2. A minority government that would be hobbled from the start in legislation and making policy. In 1999, Ehud Barak led a short-lived minority government with the support of 58 members.

3. A third election in three years which would lay Israel’s entire democratic and political system open to permanent stalemate. Given the current gap between the two political camps, the chances of electoral reform are practically non-existent.

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33 thoughts on “President gives Netanyahu mission impossible: Forming new government amid post-election deadlock

  • Sep 25, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49

    Get ready for Bibi’s prosecution lol

    So the question now is will Alderson provide the Kosher Nostra funds neccessary to buy the necessary votes to form a Bibi government. OR will Bibi need to work his magic and cause an escalation somewhere to stay in power.

    Happy times 🙂

    • Sep 25, 2019 @ 22:52 at 22:52

      Total craziness; do us a favor by choose a minority candidate to form a government ; there are more than 5 minority groups , including Arabic . Choose them

      • Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:33 at 1:33

        everything will be work well if BiBi gone, likud and others in this scenario easily could forge a unity government. But with BiBi it’s impossible.

        • Sep 26, 2019 @ 7:01 at 7:01

          it is a test and a sign of the times that shows that all Jews today must unite whatever their political color. there can be no quarrels when the beast is back

          • Sep 30, 2019 @ 2:29 at 2:29


  • Sep 25, 2019 @ 23:50 at 23:50

    Don’t ask the voter to vote if the knesset has designed the architecture of the law to snub the voters majority results?

    The marginal majority of voters… Voted for blue and white.

    Likud came to a marginal second place.

    Since when does a runner who comes first in a race stand in second place on the podium?

    The knesset has dishonored the voter.

    I feel sorry for the people of Israel.

    What a waste of time voting… Blue and white should be honoured for attracting the majority of votes.

    Likud honoured for there duration of time in power. But they must hand the reins to blue and white.

    Or else what on earth was the point in voting?

    • Sep 26, 2019 @ 7:49 at 7:49

      Obviously, Blue/White didn’t get enough to cross the line. If so, Rivlin would have asked Gantz. In a deadlock the President chose Bibi. Too bad. Despite Bibi’s shortcomings, Israel will not be served well by another untested stupid leftist.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 0:22 at 0:22

    the face of evil, it has to be said. nice wallpaper.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 0:29 at 0:29

    The LORD raises up the leaders of nations. God’s man may not always be a Godly man.

    Mssrs. Netanyahu & Trump are imperfect men, placed in leadership at a most crucial period of history for Israel & America. Iran & Russia should not ignore Scriptural warnings regarding Israel. May our leaders of America & Israel read & reread the Divinely described costs of tampering with Israel’s Covenant Borders.

    • Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:01 at 1:01

      Dude that must be some good weed that you have been smoking. Israel is a make believe country created my Zionism. Not even the Ultra Orthodox believe this BS. Even your book days that Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns, and he is not here. You white European Jews are not of the bloodline…

      “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.”
      (Revelation 2:9)

      • Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:08 at 1:08

        Harsh dude, but very true.
        They follow the darkside of the force and their is no truth in them.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:25 at 1:25

    Let the Euro pean Je ws burn in he ll Where they belong for eternity.
    Let the Euro pean Je ws burn in he ll Where they belong for eternity.

    • Sep 26, 2019 @ 2:00 at 2:00

      Its not good to generalize as its the Zionist and insane Talmudic Jews than i have a issue with. Evolved Reformed Jews like Rivka and Jackie, etc are lovely decent people that i have no problem with.

      Everyone is equal in my book live and let live but they interfere with my life and others so time to push back and expose them. Those Jews that view non-jews as beasts or Goy as they call them, those are a very different breed. The racism and genocidal hatred means that i can never get along with them or tolerate them in the slightest.

      • Sep 26, 2019 @ 2:27 at 2:27

        Just looking at this Reformed Judaism, never heard of it before. I see its 38% in America and practically non existent in Israel which explains why things are the way they are.

        “The Mishnah and Talmud are considered to have virtually the same status and are called Oral Torah. Reform Jews, however, understand the texts to have been written by human beings”

        That is a huge difference as the Talmud is very dark a book of a sick mind in my opinion.

        • Sep 26, 2019 @ 7:12 at 7:12

          it is above all a book that is not intellectually affordable for an uncircumcised sow eater of your species

          • Sep 26, 2019 @ 18:07 at 18:07

            Sanhedrin 59a
            “To communicate anything to a Goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly”

            Human sacrifice, pedophilia of gentiles will do that once they know that it is encouraged and all part of out law. This is why i am no longer Orthodox


          • Sep 26, 2019 @ 20:29 at 20:29

            Rivka these things are meant for Jews to know. You should be supporting your people not expsing them to harming.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 2:22 at 2:22

    This has happened because there are forces at work to divide Israel from its American support. Israel, you have enimies working to divide you. Divided you are weak. Divided your enimies smile. Right now, they smell blood.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 5:53 at 5:53

    What a bunch of coconuts.check all qantas flights for security maintenance issues now just in case sydney arrives home.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 7:37 at 7:37

    ======================== in conclusion to this article ========================

    It was, there is, and will still be sense and purpose in the smallest detail regarding the Netanyahu era of Israel. Only, in order to understand (and be crushed with wonderment), one needs to reflect to it long after, have all facts, and know all missed possibilities.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 15:04 at 15:04

    The guy on the left smiles like a criminal. One on the right looks honest or dumb.

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 15:26 at 15:26

    Only a long overdue, pre-emptive attack against Hamas (and possibly fat rat Nasrallah) will save Bibi’s
    political and even personal future…

    • Sep 26, 2019 @ 16:29 at 16:29

      I agree with Yosef. Bibi needs to choose a nice soft target, nothing that poses a real challenge for the IDF but something suitably symbolic to attack. That will fire up the patriotic fervor and provide sacrifices to G-d that he may save Bibi.

      Any that oppose us be that in word or deed, we will kill them and their families, their friends and community and sacrifice their blood to G-d as in the days of old as our tradition demands.

      • Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:02 at 17:02

        I agree with Yosef. Bibi needs to choose a nice soft target, nothing that poses a real challenge for the IDF but something suitably symbolic to attack. That will fire up the patriotic fervor and provide sacrifices to G-d that he may save Bibi.

        Any that oppose us be that in word or deed, we will sacrifice their blood to G-d as in the days of old as our tradition demands. Their families, their friends, their community!

      • Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:32 at 17:32

        Sounds like Moloch worship to me. Instead of firepits to burn the victims they are using F15’s for their sacrifices.

        When in doubt perform a blood sacrifice as payment for a spiritual intervention

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 17:23 at 17:23

    Ok lets call Sasha Baton Cohen , to form a government of Jewish infidels, as the only ruling dictator , that is still alive.

    • Sep 26, 2019 @ 20:51 at 20:51

      Solomeo, Thank Goodness Israel Has No Supreme King All Iranian Cities Would Be In Nuke Debris!

  • Sep 26, 2019 @ 20:20 at 20:20

    BibI Challenge, Gantz On Deck?

    • Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:18 at 1:18

      The only problem with the IRCG terrorist organization is that they are so many, if you round only the officers and still there is not enough place at Guantanamo.

  • Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:40 at 1:40

    IRCG are the good guys, they are fighting against ISIS and the colonialist foriegn powers that are trying to put in place puppet government for the Satanic Zionists.

  • Sep 27, 2019 @ 6:36 at 6:36

    It is a Joy watching How Real Men Learn To Live Together & Share Power with Mutual Ideas for the goodwill of the People. Verses How One Nation People are Controlled by One Supreme Leader that does not care about his own People and Causes Trouble in Other Nations where Violence, Conflicts & Death Are Exploited for his Myopic Obtuse Views!

  • Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:14 at 8:14

    Prime Minister Bintamon Netanyahu has only been indicted by the Left! He has been endorsed by the Entire Right Wing and Torah Observant Camp! Before the Left judges him they must judge themselves as well before Rosh Hashana! Those who support secularism, Budhism, LGBTism, Communism, Defeatism, Liberalism, and absence of Valueisms should question whether The Creator of The World will Bless them or will be Angered with them! The People from Blue and White or Yisrael Beitenu must side with the People of Israel who value our Torah and National Land Inheritance and should defect from their parties to rally behind Prime Minister Netanyahu and The Torah Observant and National Religious Zionist Block! The G-D of Israel will reward defectors from These Anti Torah and Anti Religious Zionist Parties that rally with The Majority of Nation Of Israel composing of Holocaust Survivors Descendants of Pogroms, and Those that built our Land with Blood and Tears! Prime Minister Netanyahus brother Yoni Netanyahu risked his life to save all Jews regardless of denomination and I believe his Brother Prime Minister Netanyahu has this same self sacrifice and dedication for his People! Am Yisrael Chai!

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