Saturday, May 14, 2016

National Unity Government? UGH!

I think we all know that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has really wanted a national unity government for a long, long time. I can see his point, but I'm happier with the status quo, and that's the same reason why he wants an expanded government coalition.

photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90/Times of Israel

Bibi wants a national unity government, because his narrow, bare minimum 61 out of 120 MK coalition is too tight to allow him to make any policy changes. That's, davka, why I like it. I hate to think what he and Leftist Herzog have up their sleeves when putting them together.

Arutz 7 claims they're negotiating...
Report: Netanyahu offers Zionist Union nine gov't ministries
Unity gov't talks continue apace, as sources close to the prime minister say he's made a very generous offer to opposition leader Herzog.
Lately, Isaac Buji Herzog has been making statements that give the impression he has moved towards the Right, meaning Center. And since Bibi has been doing the same from the Right, their positions are meeting/similar in some cases. I guess they are now following the same game plan...

It means that next elections there will be nothing to choose between; both large parties will be pretty much the same. Granted that the MKs aren't, but they don't run the show.

If Herzog bites, then will Tsippi come along? And will Bennett remain in the coalition?

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

How many times will they make the same mistake? Think H' is making all the govs to go down by their own hands.

Batya said...

He hasn't changed at all, except to go Leftwards. What was once extreme Left on the Israeli political spectrum has shifted Center, and that is bad.

Garnel Ironheart said...

Bibi is an experienced manipulator. In the previous government he took Tzipi Livni and made her irrelevant by putting her in charge of negotiations with the Arabs where she accomplished nothing. He took the winds out of both Liberman's and Bennett's sails. If he's looking to unite with Herzog then he has a plan to do something that will cost Labour votes.

Batya said...

People know his tricks already, and he can't keep counting on their working.