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Netanyahu Fails to Form Government for Second Time This Year


Added 10-21-19 03:04:02pm EST - “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu has failed for the second time this year to form a government.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Netanyahu Fails to Form Government for Second Time This Year | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu has failed for the second time this year to form a government.

On Monday, Netanyahu returned his mandate to build a coalition to Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin. A statement from Rivlin’s office indicated that he would pass the mandate to Netanyahu’s main political rival, former Israel Defense Forces chief-of-staff Benny Gantz.

Netanyahu was thwarted in his attempt to form a coalition in April by erstwhile ally and former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, who refused to bring his party, Yisrael Beyteinu, into a right-wing coalition made of Netanyahu’s Likud and smaller religious parties. Lieberman refused again during the past several weeks, demanding instead that Netanyahu and Gantz form a government together.

“Over the past few weeks I’ve made every effort to bring Benny Gantz to the negotiating table,” Netanyahu said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “Unfortunately, he just simply refused time after time.”

Gantz, who leads the Blue-and-White party, wrote on Twitter simply, “The time has come for Blue-and-White.” (The statement rhymes in Hebrew.)

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