Speculation is rampant about how Israel’s September 17 elections will be resolved. With all but the votes of the IDF Soldiers and the diplomats counted, Blue and White has a slight lead over Likud but no way to form a government without Likud. Netanyahu has solidified a right-wing bloc of 55 that has pledged in writing to remain a bloc with him at the head. Gantz says he should head a unity government and wants it to be a “liberal” one.
Do you think Israel will have a third round of elections in February?
Or will someone put the country ahead of themselves and find a path to forming a government?
Since President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, Israel has benefited from many golden opportunities in its partnership with Trump. AFSI remains concerned about lost time – the lack of a functional government means more lost golden opportunities working with President Trump.
Election results hanging in the balance also mean a delay in the long awaited release of the ‘Deal of the Century.’
And what about promises made to reclaim the Jordan Valley and Hebron?
It’s true patience is a virtue but the loss of time in Israel’s case is not productive.
In the meantime, here are a few of the latest reports and opinions on the election: