Herzog hasn't explicitly ruled out joining coalition, and is keeping talks on the matter from his colleagues. Herzog 'knows full well that there is a hard core of MKs in the party who will not allow this maneuver,' Zionist Union lawmaker says.
Israel’s unity government
If the desire to defend the destructive policies of this government burns in Herzog’s bones, it would be better for him to resign from the Knesset head to the UN, like his father and Netanyahu.
Denies rumors of upcoming deal; hints that Zionist Union will back PM against 'bad' Iranian nuclear pact.
It may be possible to establish a right-wing coalition, but it cannot survive because a true democracy cannot decide democratically to act against democracy without falling apart.
If Netanyahu is correct, and Israel is a legitimate partner in American politics, then “national unity” is unavoidable amid this emptiness.
Israeli efforts to strip the Palestinian government of its legitimacy could embroil the Jewish state in an unexpected conflict.
Anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of the country need look no further than the biting sketch,'Cracker vs. Cracker,' by one of the country's acclaimed entertainment troupes.
Steinitz and Shalom, who held the most important positions in the past governments were convinced they would win them again. As the shock that they've been left with the scraps sets in, it's Ya’alon, Elkin, Erdan and Sa’ar with Cheshire Cat grins.
Despite his disappointing results at the ballot box, Netanyahu has successfully leveraged his negotiating position to create a right-wing government that is outwardly aggressive and inwardly nationalistic.