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Friday, May 1, 2015

Overdue: Kate and Will's New Baby and Bibi's Government Coalition

Kate visits Naomi
House Children's
Hospice on April 29
In all honesty there is one big difference between the new royal soon to be born baby and a new government coalition by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

  • There's an excellent chance that there will be a new baby, second child to the royal couple.
  • There's a pretty good chance that either Netanyahu's next government won't last long or may even not get off the ground at all.
Considering the ballooning egos of Israeli "political leaders," I wonder how stable any government can be. News is full of the demands of the various party heads and their inflexibility. I was disappointed in last night's Latma which made fun of Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home's) Naftali Bennett who is making a point of trying not to complain about getting the Education Ministry instead of one of the "biggies" like Foreign, Treasury or Defense Ministry.

At least some of the commentators, nobody is a real reporter since they keep giving their opinion not facts, on the TV News mentioned that Moshe Kahlon isn't the most reliable. Who knows what he'll pull if he thinks his popularity can be increased by pretending to be in charge? Bibi suffered from the machinations of Yair Lapid and Tsippi Livni which caused him to call new elections just a short while ago.

Bennett and the chareidim are in for the long haul, but I wouldn't trust Shas's Deri nor Kahlon at all. Israel may be, or already has entered, entering a period of Italian style revolving short-term governments and constant elections. That would be be until the public gets tired of all this, and the Leftist voters stop voting at all, giving the Right and religious a larger share of Knesset seats.

Good luck to Bibi and good luck to the State of Israel. And a bisha'ah tovah, in it's proper time to the British Royal Family.


goyisherebbe said...

There will also be a slow demographic drift further to the right as the difference in birthrates between the religious and secular communities continues to weigh in, minus the dropout rate from the religious community. The olim and returning Israelis in the current and expected political and economic climate will have some effect, but a large wave of aliya could cause unpredictable effects for a short term.

Batya Medad said...

It's moving much too slowly.