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President Rivlin, What in the World Is a ‘Parity Government’?

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On what planet is President Reuven Rivlin living? Without noticing it, right under our noses, a political intellectual giant has sprung up among us. Rivlin won’t be satisfied having “ex-chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team” on his tombstone, oh no. Rivlin wants to go down in history as the Thomas Hobbes of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Rehavia.

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The job of Israeli president is too small for him; our Ruvi bears on his shoulders, at the very least, the celestial heavens. With pathos that wouldn’t have shamed Atlas, Rivlin stood on the evening of the 25th of the Jewish month of Elul and granted the “outgoing prime minister, Knesset Member Benjamin Netanyahu,” the mandate to form a government.

But this happened not before he shared with the public the magic formula that his mind – feverish from worrying too much about the future of “this dear people that dwells in Zion” – came up with. This was a formula that would rescue the political system from the “political impasse it has fallen into.”

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