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Sun May 30, 2021, 02:44 PM

Interesting twitter thread on the new Israel government

If this happened in the U.S. it would be like if Ted Cruz made a deal with Joe Manchin for Cruz to replace Trump as president for 2 years and then Manchin the next 2 years while the cabinet Secretaries would be filled with Majorie Taylor Green, Josh Hawley, Gaetz, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Colin Powell, Jill Stein, Angus King and Ralph Nader


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Reply Interesting twitter thread on the new Israel government (Original post)
USAFRetired_Liberal May 30 OP
PortTack May 30 #1
SleeplessinSoCal May 30 #2
Bev54 May 30 #3
SleeplessinSoCal May 30 #4
former9thward May 30 #5
SleeplessinSoCal May 30 #6
Bettie May 30 #7
former9thward May 31 #8

Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 02:49 PM

1. And we thought our government was arcane, complicated and corrupt

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:02 PM

2. Netanyahu effect on our politics...

He assumed office 31 March 2009

"We need a government that will reflect the fact that we don’t hate one another. A government in which left, right and centre will work together to tackle the economic and security challenges we face,” Lapid said last week."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/30/israel-opposition-netanyahu-lapid-bennett

Lots to digest if we want to put authoritarians in the review mirror.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:08 PM

3. Israel might be the extreme but that is how many

parliamentary governments work, including ours in Canada. Should one party not win the majority, they look to another party they can work with to form a working government. Sometimes it works and sometimes it will cause a new election when they come to an impasse. I used to envy the US system but no more, I will take our multiple party system.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:23 PM

4. Bennet seems interested in ending divisive politics

If it works, Hallelujah!

“A government like this will succeed only if we work together as a group,” he said.

He (Bennet) said everyone “will need to postpone fulfilling all their dreams. We will focus on what can be done, instead of fighting all day on what’s impossible.”

Netanyahu Rival Seeks Unity Deal With His Opponents
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/netanyahu-rival-naftali-bennett-seeks-unity-deal-with-his-opponents_n_60b3ca55e4b0c5658f9549f7

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #4)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:31 PM

5. Politically Bennett is to the right of Netanyahu.

So I doubt this will be the end of divisive politics.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #5)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:19 PM

6. There have always been right wingers.

But Netanyahu is another authoritarian with only power in his sights. He is undoubtedly corrupt and feels comfortable with Putin and Trumpwad. Bennet appears to want to govern. Big difference.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #5)

Sun May 30, 2021, 11:17 PM

7. Isn't he the guy who

wants to annex the entire West bank and throw all the Palestinians out?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #7)

Mon May 31, 2021, 12:32 AM

8. Yes.

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