Israel’s Coalition Conundrum (AUDIO INTERVIEW)
The establishment of an Israeli government is being blocked by politics, but also by procedures
Israel’s most recent election – its second this year – produced a virtual tie between the two largest political factions: the Likud party of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White, a centrist alliance of parties that is led by political newcomer Benny Gantz.
The result? Netanyahu, who was considered to have a better chance at forming a government with other factions, gave it a try. And failed.
The mandate to form a government is now in the hands of Gantz – and observers are already speaking about the inevitability of yet another election.
Could Israel’s political system be in a hopeless tie? And if it is, what might be the way out?
To learn more, The Media Line spoke with Alon Sapir, a lawyer with the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.