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Netanyahu Planned an Attack on the President, and Ended With a Heartfelt Plea to His Rivals

Likud hastened to release their attack dogs, but there is more statesmanship and integrity in Rivlin's pinky than in most members of Netanyahu's party

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
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Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

Like an animal that chews its cud, Likud on Wednesday brought up its usual, rotten shtick that has been with us since the 2015 election: casting doubt on the integrity of President Reuven Rivlin before he assigns the mandate to try to form a government. Rivlin’s announcement that he would give the job of forming the government to the candidate with the best chances of doing so – his regular text after every election, by the way – stirred up the worried tenants on Balfour Street.

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