Deadline to Form A Government Hangs Over Israel

The Likud has threatened to put the country through a fourth round of elections. Israel could go through the voting process again if the High Court of Justice nixes even only parts of the unity coalition agreement following Monday’s hearings of petitions against the deal.

“This coalition agreement is very complex and moving any brick in the agreement can topple the entire structure and decree upon us unnecessary fourth elections in the midst of a health-economic crisis,” wrote Minister Ze’ev Elkin in a Facebook post.

Why the Israeli Supreme Court has the power to review and make decisions to override the Executive and Legislative branches of the Israeli government is an issue in itself. There is much debate on that issue and expert analysis can be found at:

Likud: Fourth elections if Supreme Court nixes unity deal by Batya Jerenberg. World Israel News – May 4, 2020

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