|I trust that Bibi likes doing jigsaw puzzles or he'll never form a new government.|
Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett asked to be Education Minister Saturday night, giving up his previous demand of the Foreign Ministry in order to ensure his party will have two more ministers.News headlines are full of coalition possibilities, but the truth is that the job isn't over yet for him. Who will get what and whether or not Bibi will succeed is a more complicated guess than whether or not Princess Kate Middleton will have a girl or boy or even if her husband Prince William will make it back from royal duties on time.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Bennett he would give him an answer in the coming days.
Bennett’s move could pave the way for Netanyahu to bring Yisrael Beytenu into the coalition by offering Avigdor Liberman a third term in the Foreign Ministry. (Jerusalem Post)
Likud officials said Netanyahu wants the first coalition agreement to be with Kulanu at the beginning of next week. UTJ and Shas will come the day after. Only then will talks with Bayit Yehudi and Yisrael Beytenu become more serious.I just wonder if the recent increase in Arab terror attacks is related to the fact that there is no new government. Just like the Biblical Amalek, today's Arab terrorists look for weakness on our part. The Israeli Justice System is very soft of Arab terrorists and few stay in jail very long, since they are traded for Israelis held by terrorist organizations.
“Moshe has to authorize every agreement,” a source close to Kahlon said. “If not, everything will get too complicated.”
Netanyahu received a mandate from President Reuven Rivlin to form a government by May 6. (Jerusalem Post)
At least there have had been more terrorists executed on the spot after terror attacks. That's the way it should be. It saves a trial and all the expenses of prisons. And I firmly believe that if anything will reduce terrorism, it's the knowledge that the terrorist won't live after attempting to harm Jews.