After Netanyahu fails to build coalition, Israel to hold new elections


netanyahu worried 3Israel will hold new national elections in late summer after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a coalition government from the parties elected to parliament on April 9th.

It’s the first time in Israel’s history that a general election has failed to produce a government.
The new elections, scheduled for September 17th, are the result of a bill to dissolve parliament introduced into the Knesset earlier this week.
The bill had its third reading shortly after midnight local time and was passed into law by Knesset members by 74 to 45, just moments after Netanyahu’s deadline to form a government expired.
Less than two months after what seemed like a clear victory for Netanyahu in the April 9thelections, the long-time Israeli leader backed a move to dissolve the 21st Knesset, in a last-ditch attempt to break deadlocked negotiations between the parties.
Talks had become stuck over a proposed draft law, which would conscript more ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth into the military. The ultra-Orthodox parties demanded changes to the bill, while former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman wanted it passed with no changes at all.
Netanyahu, who has handled difficult coalition negotiations in the past, was unable to broker a compromise between the parties.
Speaking after the vote early Thursday morning, Netanyahu lashed out at Liberman accusing him of never intending to reach an agreement.
He accused Liberman of repeatedly making fresh demands during coalition negotiations and said Israel was being “dragged” back to the ballot box because of “the private ambitions of one person.”
Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party won only five seats out of the 120 in the Knesset, but Netanyahu needed them to build a coalition bloc with a working majority. Without them, he was stuck on 60.
In the six weeks given to Netanyahu to form a new government, the Prime Minister deployed a host of different approaches to pressure Liberman to concede ground.
Netanyahu’s Likud party attacked Liberman in the media, the pro-Netanyahu Israel HaYomnewspaper calling Liberman a fraud.
He also offered different iterations of the draft bill with small changes designed to facilitate agreement.
US President Donald Trump had even tried to give Netanyahu a boost on Twitter, saying on Monday, “Hoping things will work out with Israel’s coalition formation and Bibi and I can continue to make the alliance between America and Israel stronger than ever. A lot more to do!”


14 responses to “After Netanyahu fails to build coalition, Israel to hold new elections”

      1. Niemals Avatar

        @ @libertyIAB, have you ever independently checked the facts before accepting any assertion? “Ahh, sorry to hear you are having to go to such lengths.” ????

        You describing yourself as “.. a normal person feeling at loss with the world.”, your tweets point to a direction of subordinate to people with immoral behavior who claim they have the real truth like known to you as “Hind Abyad” @abyadhind.
        The following sources of @abyadhind tweets, just click on @AbyadHind to “Follow” PUTIN’S own KITA ????
        Talk about everything that is relative, like George Galloway talk about human rights and Palestinian Authority police prevent an end-of Ramadan prayer service by supporter of the Hizb-ut Tahrir in Hebron, June 4, 201. (photo credit: MUSSA QAWASMA / REUTERS) ????

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Nothing to say except about me, thank you, i will use this.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      It’s common knowledge.

      1. This could have counted as an attempt to be funny (in a moronic Arab Nazi way, but still).

        Except you are too stupid for jokes, even pathetic ones. It’s common knowledge.

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          Hind Abyad

          Unfortunately Nazi came to Palestine, not the other wayround.

  1. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    May 30, 2019, 6:38 pm

    If Netanyahu flees to the US, will Congress invite him to give a speech?

    Speaking of odd thoughts, maybe it’s from recently watching the
    British “Worricker” spy series, but perhaps the powers behind Israel
    want to replace Netanyahu with a new face, less soiled, and claim a
    “fresh start” for their corrupt, war profiteering, Zionist project.”

    1. What does this garbled, disjointed mumbo-jumbo even mean – except for the reference to Jonathan Cook, who is widely known in some narrow circles as a Dumbyad with a (semblance of a functioning) brain? 🙂

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