Netanyahu’s nightmare scenario

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Dan Balilty/Pool - RTS1BLB2

Arutz Sheva: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is troubled by one scenario that may come true: a right-wing government with the participation of the haredi parties and Religious Zionism, along with Naftali Bennett, Gideon Sa’ar, Benny Gantz and possibly Yair Lapid.

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Mark 3:24

Despite Lapid’s possible participation, it would be difficult to define such a government as a left-wing government. The scenario may become practical only at the last minute, if it becomes the only way to avoid a fifth election.

Channel 12 News reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu said in closed conversations: “If Bennett joins – I will be able to form a coalition of 61. If I had 59, I would already have 61, Bennett is not really with me.” People close to Netanyahu raised the possibility of giving up the premiership and running for president, but he in turn rejected the proposal for the time being and prefers to continue running for prime minister as Likud chairman. Read More

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