By: Dov Lipman; Jewish News Syndicate – jns.org
With less than a month to go before Israel’s unprecedented second election this year, it’s becoming clear yet again that neither the right nor left will be able to cobble together enough mandates on their own to achieve a majority and form a government.
Polls consistently show approximately 55 mandates among the right-wing and religious parties that have declared their supporting for Benjamin Netanyahu to continue as prime minister. Similarly, polls indicate that same number of seats for the “anti-Netanyahu” camp led by Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz. Neither has enough support for the 61-mandate majority needed to form a government.