I haven’t been following this story since Netanyahu was elected and didn’t know he’s not been able to form a govt. Not good since Israel is entering what could be it’s most perilous time.
Bibi is far more popular on FR and in America than he is in Israel, where he’s recognized as a chameleon like Bill Clinton, despite their supposed dislike of each other personally.
He's able to form a government, the question is whether he puts one together comprised of the right wing parties, giving him a 4 to 6 seat majority with a large opposition, or whether he can put together a unity government, including Labor and/or Kadima, which to a large eliminates oppoition. Parliamentary systems are odd, and the latter isn't a common result, but would be a plus in dangerous times.
Also, the analysis in the article comes from the Iranian government, the source is their official press service. Which is often entertaining, but usually less accurate than the NYT, LAT and WP.