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Israel Has No New Government – and That's Great News

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From all sides we’re hearing cries of woe: Give us a government, we want a government, and it makes no difference to us whether it’s a national unity government, right-wing or left-wing. The main thing is that it be formed and do all the good things that are being delayed.

Let it solve the problem of the patients in the hospital corridors, increase the health care budget, increase allowances for the disabled and the elderly, build apartments for the homeless, continue with afternoon day care, prevent domestic violence, increase the budget to help prevent traffic and work accidents, and approve the military’s new five-year plan.

President Reuven Rivlin is also showing enthusiastic support for forming a government. He has even mapped out a precise work plan for it: “Dealing with the old woman in the hospital, the children in special education, preventing the deaths by violence in the Arab community, the residents of the south who need protection and the [battered] women needing shelters.” How good our president is. He has no funding problems.

But the government to be formed will have a huge funding problem. It won’t........

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