May 30, 2019
I would not have thought it was possible for Bibi to be put in this position.
Apparently, a lot of Jews want off of the Trump Train to Iranian war due to the fact that it will lead to mass terrorism inside of their Jewish state.
Israel’s Knesset has voted to dissolve, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition-forming struggles and triggering new elections.
The vote passed its second reading shortly after midnight, with 77 members of the Knesset voting in favor and 45 against. After a third and final vote, the parliament was dissolved and fresh elections called. Netanyahu had faced a midnight deadline for pulling together a government.
Netanyahu’s efforts ultimately fell flat after him and ally Avigdor Lieberman, and a collection of ultra-Orthodox parties failed to agree on a controversial military draft bill for Orthodox religious students.
Lieberman accused Netanyahu of selling out to the interests of the religious right. “We’re natural partners for a right-wing government,” he said of the Likud leader ahead of Wednesday’s vote. “We won’t be partners in a religious-law government.” Lieberman’s support had been crucial to Netanyahu’s coalition-building effort.
The news speakers on @NewsChannelIL right before vote on dissolving Knesset: "collective suicide on live TV."
— Louis Fishman (@Istanbultelaviv) May 29, 2019
After the Prime Minister and his party voted to fire themselves from the jobs they got only seven weeks ago, Netanyahu can now focus on contesting new elections, slated for September. Victory would give Netanyahu another shot at forming a coalition, and see the embattled PM continue his fifth term in office.
— Gil Hoffman (@Gil_Hoffman) May 29, 2019
Netanyahu’s win in last month’s general election came at a cost. After enlisting the support of a clutch of right-wing and Orthodox Jewish parties, the Israeli leader soon ran into trouble forming a coalition government.
If I had to make a guess right now – and I don’t – I would say that Bibi will figure this out like he figured the last thing out.
It is something of a surprise, but it was also a surprise when he got investigated for corruption and when he was briefly polling behind his challenger. He seems to come out on top no matter what.