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Old May 7th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Netanyahu Government Headed For Turmoil

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Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.

The coalition concluded this week has little desire for another round of peace talks with the Palestinians or even going through the motions in order to pacify things, as has been done in the past.

Indeed, a key coalition partner the Jewish Home party favors increased settlement building in the West Bank, annexation of part of the territory and a version of perpetual military domination over the rest. Jewish Home will control ministries that can influence settlements, overhaul the relatively liberal judiciary and ramp up nationalism in Israeli classrooms.

Israelis didn't necessarily vote for this. Indeed, the Palestinian issue was largely left off the table during the election, mostly because the moderate opposition calculated that voters, disillusioned by years of failed peace efforts, were not interested and cannot easily be swayed.

In the fragmented system of proportional representation, small parties have long enjoyed outsize influence. In this case, the Jewish Home provided Netanyahu with the necessary cushion to secure a narrow parliamentary majority, giving it tremendous leverage in coalition talks.

The internal Israeli discourse is already boiling over with anger over domestic fissures unrelated to the Palestinian issue.
All over the globe, this pro-war right wing attitude is being voted out. And causing domestic uproar. The same will be true in the terrorist state of Israel.
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Facts omitted:

Bibi took the allowed full seven weeks to cobble together a coalition.

Despite that, his coalition has a majority of one vote, 61 of 120 Knesset seats.

His coalition must vote as a bloc to have any power.

That's extremely unlikely.
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Facts omitted:

Bibi took the allowed full seven weeks to cobble together a coalition.

Despite that, his coalition has a majority of one vote, 61 of 120 Knesset seats.

His coalition must vote as a bloc to have any power.

That's extremely unlikely.
People from countries not used to multiparty parliamentary forms of government don't realize that most have a rule that if the ruling coalition loses a vote, an election must be called. Thus the odds of this government surviving for any length of time is slim. Basically, just two guy get mad at Nutty and it's back to another vote.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #4
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All over the globe, this pro-war right wing attitude is being voted out. And causing domestic uproar. The same will be true in the terrorist state of Israel.
Excellent post, and excellent responses. Netanyahu, as usual, has over estimated his position. I can't wait to his coalitions response to Clinton being sworn in, and the Democrats regaining control of the Senate in 2017.
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Excellent post, and excellent responses. Netanyahu, as usual, has over estimated his position. I can't wait to his coalitions response to Clinton being sworn in, and the Democrats regaining control of the Senate in 2017.
Get your white flags handy.
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Get your white flags handy.
No need. I've looked at the electoral map. In a Presidential election cycle.

Unless somebody shit a ton of white conservatives i'm not aware of, it doesn't look good for the father knows best crowd.
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No need. I've looked at the electoral map. In a Presidential election cycle.

Unless somebody shit a ton of white conservatives i'm not aware of, it doesn't look good for the father knows best crowd.
Hell I don't care if we ever win an election, I have fun watching this country act like Greece and go down the tube.
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All over the globe, this pro-war right wing attitude is being voted out. And causing domestic uproar. The same will be true in the terrorist state of Israel.
The people in the UK don't seem to have gotten that message.
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The people in the UK don't seem to have gotten that message.
What message? That Israel is a terrorist state?
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