The mother of all democratic verdicts.
A much-needed reprieve from political chaos.
If no government is formed by May 7, there will be a fourth election.
By taking away both sides’ chance to stall, Reuven Rivlin may have prevented a fourth election.
The Joint List has no place governing a state it wishes to destroy.
And why the political stalemate came about.
Both Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu gave up things they wanted in return for things they needed.
Three elections having led to inconclusive results, a fourth now looms. There’s another, smarter, more representative way.
Its edict crippling lame-duck governments has led voters to rally around Prime Minister Netanyahu.
An “amazing, but not sufficient” victory.
A political war of attrition.
But will liberal Jews, and Democratic presidential candidates, listen?