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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:43 AM

Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try and form government

Source: Politico

JERUSALEM — Israel’s president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country’s splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption charges.

In his announcement, President Reuven Rivlin acknowledged that no party leader had the necessary support to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat Knesset. He also noted that many believe Netanyahu is unfit to serve in light of his legal problems.

Nonetheless, Rivlin said that there was nothing in the law preventing Netanyahu from serving as prime minister. After consulting with the 13 parties in the newly elected parliament, Rivlin said that Netanyahu had the best chance of any candidate of forming a new government.

“No candidate has a realistic chance of forming a government that will have the confidence of the Knesset,” Rivlin said. But, he added, Netanyahu has a “slightly higher chance” of being able to.




Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/06/israeli-president-picks-netanyahu-to-try-and-form-government-479139

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brooklynite Apr 2021 OP
Mosby Apr 2021 #1
George II Apr 2021 #2
BumRushDaShow Apr 2021 #3
bahboo Apr 2021 #4
elleng Apr 2021 #5
apnu Apr 2021 #6
malthaussen Apr 2021 #7
dalton99a Apr 2021 #8
greenjar_01 Apr 2021 #9
Ace Rothstein Apr 2021 #10
Javaman Apr 2021 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:20 AM

1. Their system is so stupid.

Just change it already.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:55 AM

2. Good luck with that, Bibi. By the way..........

no knock on you but who writes these headlines?

One of my pet peeves back to my college days is people who say "try AND form", or whatever. Proper grammar is "try TO form". Guess I'm just an ol' curmudgeon.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:42 AM

3. I thought I was the only one with that pet peeve!



I see the "try and..." vs "try to..." ALL the time and I scream.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:21 AM

4. jesus...can't they get rid of that piece of excrement...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:46 PM

5. 'no party leader had the necessary support' so give it 'back' to the tried and true

crook.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:49 PM

6. Again?

Didn't Bibi fail at this last time?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:10 PM

7. Gonna run that play 'til they get it right.

Why do football teams hire losing coaches, baseball teams hire losing managers, and governments hire losing politicians?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:14 PM

8. They need to pass a law and let that fucker stay in office until 2036

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:22 PM

9. Yeeesh



PM for life.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:24 PM

10. Bibi is Jason Voorhees

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:50 PM

11. are they all colluding to keep yahoo out of jail?

they see to keep giving this crook a lifeline to prevent him from going to jail.

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