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‘A Disaster': After Fighting Off Rocket Attacks, Israel May be Heading for a Third Election


Added 11-18-19 06:38:02am EST - “The chances of Israel going to a third election in less than a year appear to be higher after Blue and White party members reportedly expressed pessimism over leader Benny Gantz's ability to form a government coalition before his…” - Www1.cbn.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Www1.cbn.com: “‘A Disaster’: After Fighting Off Rocket Attacks, Israel May be Heading for a Third Election”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israeli leaders went back to focusing on politics Monday after the country faced a barrage of more than 400 rockets over the last week – including a rocket attack on the southern city of Beersheba over the weekend.

The chances of Israel going to a third election in less than a year appear to be higher after Blue and White party members reportedly expressed pessimism over leader Benny Gantz’s ability to form a government coalition before his deadline expires on Wednesday.

Blue and White members told Haaretz Sunday evening that Gantz will probably be unable to form a minority government supported by Ysrael Beytenu’s Avigdor Liberman with the external backing of the predominately Arab Joint List.

“If Liberman won’t vote for a minority government, we won’t be able to have one. At the moment it seems that he does not support one, but we will keep trying until the last minute,” one of the unnamed Blue and White officials told Haaretz.

Liberman is still pushing Gantz to form a unity government with Netanyahu’s Likud party, but that is unlikely to happen.

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