Thursday, May 30, 2019

Israel to Hold 2nd Election of 2019- New Elections Complicate Peace Plans

Reuters
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.

Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which Israeli President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another politician to try and form a ruling coalition.

The election, Israel’s second this year after an April 9 poll in which Netanyahu claimed victory, means unprecedented upheaval even for a country used to political infighting.
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 Israel Plunged Into Another Snap Election.....

Israel has been plunged into another snap election campaign – the second this year – after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament.

In what seemed an improbable scenario days ago, Israel’s newly elected Knesset dissolved itself in an early morning 74-45 vote and set a new election date for September 17.
 New Israeli Elections Complicate Peace Plan
Washington Post: “For the White House, the political breakdown presents a significant challenge to the rollout of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, was scheduled to touch down Wednesday night in the midst of Israel’s political maelstrom ahead of talks with Israeli officials about the economic component of the peace proposal.”
Conveniently,  for Israel that is, the "political breakdown" presents a challenge to the roll out (ahem) of Trump's long awaited "peace plan" ( Israel doesn't want peace)
 
Worth keeping an eye on Israeli moves against Syria in this time frame. .. Lots can occur between now and Sept.17/19 and there would, conveniently, be no ruling power to blame... 

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2 comments:

  1. "...Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, was scheduled to touch down Wednesday night..."

    and, yes, we will need some more FF's to get past this hurdle.

    A great candidate for the Sept (s)election BTW

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    1. Hey GC: I didn't think of the possibility of Kushner running in the Sept elections?

      I think Netanyahu is looking for a majority this time 'round. Maybe Kushner could get that done?

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