We Don’t Need a Yes-man

It’s the president who invites an MK to assemble a governing coalition – Bibi fears that this is where Rivlin will be waiting to let the ax fall. But Rivlin and Netanyahu are cut from the same ideological cloth, so it likely won’t come to that.

The presidency is clearly one of the best jobs in the country. Unlike in the state’s early days, the president needn’t live in a cabin to prove his humility. Nor does a president find himself, after leaving office, with no place to live. Nowadays the future is assured. There’s a good pension and guaranteed housing, and maybe even a little respect as a former president.