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And, it's Bibi's birthday.
1 posted on 10/21/2019 10:29:23 AM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

Maybe his best present is to get rid of the burden placed on his shoulders.


2 posted on 10/21/2019 10:33:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: gandalftb

Samuel 8.

Listen to the people and give them what they want. I guess...


3 posted on 10/21/2019 10:39:00 AM PDT by Bogey78O (So far so good.)
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To: gandalftb

Methinks Bibi’s betting no one else can form a government either .... so it’s found three for elections.


4 posted on 10/21/2019 10:39:35 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: gandalftb

This may be ultimately a stronger position for Netanyahu to take for himself. He could even end up staying on as prime minister of he could negotiate a rotating premiership (which would make sense in a unity government centered around two large vote-getting parties) Now he’s the one to be courted to form a government and he doesn’t have to surrender policy goals to the ultraorthadox parties. It’s now likely either unity government or new elections.


5 posted on 10/21/2019 10:45:17 AM PDT by jz638
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To: gandalftb

Are the Blue and White the party of wine drinking, Kumbya singing, party of Globalization who considers placating their enemies?


7 posted on 10/21/2019 10:48:39 AM PDT by ImpBill (Conservative voter sans political Party!)
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To: gandalftb

Add what is happening in Syria - Russia, Assad & Iran all weighing next moves there, it is trying times ahead for Israel.

I expect the next government to be a weak government, and for it to be tested, and for it to be voted out of office sooner rather than later (too much infighting trying to get internal agreement by comprimses from different factions). Things will not go well for it. Afterward, Netanyahu might have a chance again.


10 posted on 10/21/2019 10:55:44 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: gandalftb

Israel is becoming ungovernable. Sooner or later the enemies surrounding her are going to interpret the government deadlock as weakness and attack.


11 posted on 10/21/2019 10:56:09 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: gandalftb

“ Netanyahu says he made “every possible effort” to bring Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to the negotiation table.”

Benny is not being cooperative.

But the most popular song in Syria is now Benny and the IDF Fighter Jets.


15 posted on 10/21/2019 11:04:04 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: gandalftb

So much for parliamentary rule that some idiots in the media want for the US.


16 posted on 10/21/2019 11:06:27 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: gandalftb

Now that he’s 70, he should retire and let the country move on. He can’t form a government, and he’s had his time in the sun.


22 posted on 10/21/2019 11:17:31 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: goldstategop

Hmmm. So much that “big win” for Likud and “callin’ it for Bibi right now” and “worst case scenario is a Netanyahu-run minority government” you were confidently claiming would happen when the numbers came in on election day.


28 posted on 10/21/2019 11:43:33 AM PDT by BillyBoy (States rights is NOT a suicide pact)
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To: gandalftb

Very real possibility that Gantz will form a minority government, with the Liberman faction and Arabs not a part of it, but cooperating with it to keep out Netanyahu.

Such a government wouldn’t last long, but it would put off another election for a year or two.

Very possible Gantz would abide by his power-sharing agreement with uberLeftist Lapid. PM Lapid. Try that for size!


32 posted on 10/21/2019 12:08:52 PM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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33 posted on 10/21/2019 12:23:34 PM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: gandalftb

Its 28 days to form a new government - not 3. Gantz, holding only 44 seats and who has never served in politics, will try to do what Bibi could not. If he cannot, then there will be a new election in the Spring, with Bibi leading the interim government.


35 posted on 10/21/2019 12:28:33 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: gandalftb

To read later.


63 posted on 10/22/2019 5:31:53 AM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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