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Political Deadlock Continues in “Israel”: Gantz Mandate Ends

Political Deadlock Continues in “Israel”: Gantz Mandate Ends
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By Staff, Agencies

It seems that the political deadlock in the apartheid “Israeli” entity will continue as no positive signs emerged despite the end of Benny Gantz’ mandate to form a government.

However, negotiating teams for Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Gantz’s Blue and White party continued their talks to form a unity government late Wednesday night and into Thursday, and agreed to meet again later Thursday.

The negotiations broke up for the night at around 2 a.m. Thursday with no deal but a joint statement promising a resumption of talks later in the day.

The deadline had been extended on Monday by 48 hours, after Gantz and Netanyahu made a joint request to the “Israeli” entity’s President Reuven Rivlin, but no such request for extra time was made on Wednesday night. 

Blue and White sources told Channel 12 news Wednesday evening they feared Netanyahu was not interested in making a deal. A recent poll has shown Likud could win a clear majority if the entity now goes to a fourth election. 

On the other hand, the battering that “Israel’s” economy is taking amid the coronavirus crisis means elections could take place in a very different atmosphere a few months from now, with August seen as the likely month for a fourth round.