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In the modern history of Israel, never before has it faced such political chaos

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Netanuyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Benjamin Netanyahu has exactly 28 days to form a government from the moment he received the mandate from President Reuven Rivlin, with a possible extension of 14 days. So he has to achieve the seemingly impossible by May 5th, or two weeks later at the latest. If he doesn’t succeed, the president has to choose someone else, and if he does not succeed in forming a government, Israel would face a fifth election.

Most commentators agree that Israel has never been caught up in such political chaos in its entire history. Neither the Right, Left nor Center have a real chance of forming a coalition without the participation of the Islamist party Ra’am. It’s a political scenario that is alien to Israel and feels like a lump in the throat.

See related: Would Ra’am Be the Right Choice?

Israel’s right-wing parties hold a majority in the Knesset. Seven parties, which together have 72 seats out of 120. In theory, they have a stable majority. What polarizes...

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