Archiv: Israel power struggle October 2019


02.11.2019 - 14:00 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Uninhibited Attacks Signal He’s Seeking Another Election, Gantz Says

„What has been happening in the past few days must be stopped,“ Gantz said. „It’s unacceptable that while we are talking about [forming] a government to rehabilitate diplomacy, to back the Israel Defense Forces, to empower the law enforcement institutions and safeguard a free press, Netanyahu, who is in charge of all these systems, is spreading blatant messages against them.“

02.11.2019 - 13:50 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel: Gantz, Joint Arab List leaders say coalition talks held in ‚positive spirit‘

Earlier on Thursday, a meeting between Blue & White’s representatives and Netanyahu’s Likud negotiating team ended with no major breakthrough, Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 reported.

05.10.2019 - 20:39 [ Chemi Shalev / Haaretz ]

Trump’s Impeachment Meltdown Accelerates Collapse of Netanyahu’s Iran Strategy

The fatal flaw in Netanyahu’s game plan was obvious to anyone who took Trump’s measure from the outset. It wrongly assumed that the U.S. president could be a stable and dependable partner in advancing Netanyahu’s game plan. It posited that Trump recognized the threat Iran poses to both Israel and the U.S. and that his utmost priority would be to quell it. It did not take into account Trump’s isolationist tendencies or that his only real priority is promoting himself.

05.10.2019 - 10:06 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz, the Hope Is a Government Without Netanyahu

The political whirlwind and the desire to avoid another election might cause Gantz to forget the reason his party won 33 Knesset seats and became the largest political party in Israel, namely that the people are sick and tired of Netanyahu. They are sick not only of the abundant criminal accusations now under review at a hearing, but also of his corrupt and cynical politics, which have put his personal survival above any other value, and in the name of which he has pitted parts of Israeli society against each other.

05.10.2019 - 10:04 [ Economist.com ]

Binyamin Netanyahu’s last chance to avoid indictment

Even if he is indicted, Mr Netanyahu intends to stay on as prime minister. The law does not require him to step down until a final conviction.

04.10.2019 - 14:08 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu reportedly backing away from proposed Likud party primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly shrinking away from a suggested Likud party primary proposal after close allies warned he has more to lose than gain in the contest.

Instead, Netanyahu is weighing a whether to hold an internal leadership contest next year after Foreign Minister Israel Katz made the suggestion Thursday evening, according to Israeli broadcaster Channel 12.

04.10.2019 - 07:35 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu, Liberman fail to reach ‚breakthrough‘ after coalition talks

Netanyahu urged his political rival to join his right-wing coalition “as soon as possible” in order to establish the next Israeli government.

But despite the prime minister’s entreaties, “no breakthrough was achieved” during the discussions, the Likud party said in a statement.

02.10.2019 - 06:29 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: Gantz’s Party Nixes Negotiation Meeting With Netanyahu’s Likud Over Unity Government

Kahol Lavan, the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz, has announced that a delegation on its behalf will not meet with Likud’s negotiation team on Wednesday as it was scheduled to.