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Offline dpareja

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Netanyahu wins Israeli election
« on: March 02, 2020, 10:31:08 pm »
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Israeli-elections-CEC-announces-first-results-619541

Likud and its ultra-Orthodox allied parties have come just short of a majority in the projected results of Israel's elections.

Avigdor Lieberman promised there would be no fourth election (any time soon), however, so it'll be interesting to see if he's willing to back down on the main issue differentiating him and Netanyahu--the question of military service exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews--to keep that promise if it turns out his party's support will be necessary for the Likud-led alliance to form government.

The Knesset will likely vote to give Netanyahu immunity from the corruption charges he currently faces.
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Re: Netanyahu wins Israeli election
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 10:33:31 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/netanyahu-s-political-future-uncertain-after-challenger-gantz-chosen-to-form-new-israeli-government-1.5498533

Here's a twist: Avigdor Lieberman, the far-right leader of Yisrael Beiteinu and Benjamin Netanyahu's former protege, has backed Blue and White's Benny Gantz to form a government.

One catch: Lieberman, along with two Blue and White MKs, refuse to support any government that needs the support of the Joint List, a coalition of largely Arab parties.

That leaves Gantz with 58 MKs backing him, if his government would rely on the Joint List, and Netanyahu with 58 MKs backing him, between Likud and the religious parties.

Both Gantz and Netanyahu have agreed in principle that a unity government between Likud and Blue and White is the best solution, but Gantz refuses to join a government that includes Netanyahu as long as he is facing trial on corruption charges, and Netanyahu refuses to join any government that excludes his religious allies.
Quote from: Jordan Duram
It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

Quote from: Supreme Court of Canada
Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.