Netanyahu could follow Trump model of maintaining influence over his party
No one expected Netanyahu, with the cards he was dealt, to be able to put together a winning hand, and – after 28 days of trying – he was unable to do so.
The Knesset Arrangements Committee agreed Tuesday evening in a 19-13 vote to fast-track the private members' bills.
If the bills pass - and most of them have a majority - they would be brought to a vote in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday.
Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz told his faction that Meretz would demand a commission of inquiry and not let Netanyahu get away without taking blame.
Orna Barbivai, the new Foreign Affairs Defense Committee chair, wasted no time asserting an oversight role in the national security arena.
Sunday was declared a national day of mourning in Israel following the disaster at Mount Meron, in which 45 people were killed in a stampede.
It is sad to say, but Netanyahu today is a danger to the State of Israel. Even his longtime supporters must recognize that this country is more important than this prime minister.
Neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz were present for the vote.
Post-election wheeling and dealing is actually built into the system. But even if these political maneuvers result in a working majority, voters’ interests are sacrificed.