Minority government off the table

Chris

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Minority government off the table
Benny Gantz realized that he does not have enough votes to form a government with the Arab parties.
Arutz Sheva Staff , 25/03/20
Benny Gantz.

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz met on Tuesday with MKs from his Israel Resilience Party as well as with several MKs from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party and Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem party, and concluded that there is no chance to form a minority government supported by the predominantly Arab Joint List party. Channel 13 News reported that the other three leaders of the party - Lapid, Ya'alon and Gabi Ashkenazi - share this understanding as well and support the establishment of a unity government in an emergency format to begin with. A vote on the identity of the Speaker of the 23rd Knesset is expected to take place on Wednesday after the Supreme Court instructed Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to hold the vote.

According to the report, Ashkenazi said in closed talks that Blue and White should stop its fight to appoint its own representative as Knesset Speaker so as not to anger the Likud. Gantz’s people then sent messages to the Likud stating that even if MK Meir Cohen is elected to the role, as expected, they could allow a situation in which he is removed from the role. On Tuesday, Gantz stated in a Facebook post that he has not yet given up on the possibility of a government headed by him being established. "First of all, we will bring Israeli democracy back to functionality – and then we will form a government to address coronavirus and the additional challenges at stake," he wrote.

"Yesterday we set up the Finance Committee and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and today we also set up a committee to address the issue of the coronavirus and other committees that are critical at this time. By tomorrow, in accordance with the Supreme Court's ruling, we will appoint a Knesset Speaker as is required in a democratic state. The spins, the unrestrained attacks on the court, will not affect me and my partners. First of all, I will restore Israeli democracy to full functioning - without fear. Then I intend to discuss all possible ways to form a unity government that will fight the coronavirus and address the additional challenges we face," he added.

Gantz responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's call for the establishment of a unity government immediately and wrote, "Netanyahu, the gaps between us are substantial. I am fighting for the activation of Israeli democracy, and I hope you will join me in these efforts. And more importantly - you must clearly tell the people of Israel that the rulings of the court are to be obeyed and that there will be no anarchy in Israel. Israeli democracy must not be trampled in the name of the coronavirus crisis that requires thorough treatment - medically, socially and economically. Not on my watch."

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athenasius

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Pretty cheeky of Gantz to lecture Netanyahu like THIS
Gantz responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's call for the establishment of a unity government immediately and wrote, "Netanyahu, the gaps between us are substantial. I am fighting for the activation of Israeli democracy, and I hope you will join me in these efforts. And more importantly - you must clearly tell the people of Israel that the rulings of the court are to be obeyed and that there will be no anarchy in Israel. Israeli democracy must not be trampled in the name of the coronavirus crisis that requires thorough treatment - medically, socially and economically. Not on my watch."
when he just made sure that the ARAB JOINT LIST-- the terrorist supporting "Palestinians" elected by their fellow Arabs, who continue to support terrorism, ARE IN CHARGE OF THIS: https://www.raptureforums.com/forum...helping-terror-victims.158697/#post-843000303

The Joint Arab List will choose the chairperson of the Knesset committee tasked with aiding terror victims, Israel Hayom reported. The party, which includes terror supporters, has received authority over the management of the Knesset's Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee, which among other things deals with security issues regarding treatment for terror victims and IDF soldiers who were injured on the field.
SECURITY ISSUES NO LESS-- wonder how many secret addresses of people and witnesses will suddenly be given to Arab attackers.

and as Netanyahu points out in that article:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu .... tweeted, "Shameful!" while MK Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) tweeted, "Blue and White is going morally and ethically bankrupt. ...." Elihai Ben-Yishai, the mother of Ruti Fogel, who was murdered together with her husband and three children in a March 2011 terror attack, tweeted: "And this time we can title the story: 'A Paradox of Blood.' [Joint Arab List MK Ahmad] Tibi, adviser to the archmurderer [Yasser] Arafat, will stand at the head of the Welfare Committee which will deal with the standing and rights of......terror victims."

"'For these things I weep; my eye, yea my eye, sheds tears, for the comforter to restore my soul is removed from me; my children are desolate, for the enemy has prevailed.' (Lamentations, 1:16) Am I allowed to say that I did not fear in vain?"
HOW DARE GANTZ lecture ANYONE when he allows his partners the Arab Joint List, headed up by the advisor to ARAFAT who to this day celebrates murders of Jews in ISRAEL to head up the committee that helps terror victims.

He essentially put the fox into the hen house to guard the chickens, and HE has the GALL to speak of Netanyahu getting a gift of cigars from a friend????

MEANWHILE the Arab Joint List is busy congratulating mothers of terrorists here: https://www.raptureforums.com/forum...-mothers-day-greetings-to-terror-moms.158730/
Joint List MK Sami Abu Shehadeh sent a video expressing his "appreciation" for the "heroic efforts" of the mothers of Palestinian Arab terrorists. The video, first exposed by Makor Rishon reporter Assaf Gibor, was recorded in honor of Mother's Day that was celebrated in the Arab world this past Saturday. "I want to send a special message to the mothers of the Palestinians prisoners, and to the mothers of the political prisoners in all of the prisons: you're the ones who are suffering who we are now thinking about," said Abu Shehadeh in the video.

"You are experiencing a difficult time," he continued. "I want to tell you that we really appreciate you and the heroic efforts and roles that you are performing. Thank you and happy holiday." The Arab Desk of the Zionist watchdog Im Tirtzu blasted the video and called Blue & White and Yisrael Beytenu's partnership with the Joint List "disgraceful." "It is disgraceful that so-called Zionists in Blue & White and Yisrael Beytenu enlisted the support of the Joint List, which supports terrorism and doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist." "This unholy alliance is a slap in the faces of the victims of terror, and all those who took part in it should be ashamed of themselves."
THESE are the people that GANTZ is partnered up with.
 
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