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I Predict Netanyahu Will Win the Next Election in Israel

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This morning, Israel woke up to the news that the Blue and White party will support a bill tabled by Yair Lapid to disperse the Knesset and trigger new elections.

The process of ugly recriminations and backstabbing that has been going on ever since the coalition was formed will continue in earnest.

Recounting the petty quotes leveled back and forth is useful only for triggering a headache.

I stopped following the details months ago.

Be’kitsur, the short version is that Likud blame Blue and White and Blue and White blame Likud — for the handling of the coronavirus crisis; for the disagreement over whether to pass an abbreviated or full budget.

Like children caught in a bitter and protracted custody dispute that has carried on for well over a year now, the ordinary Israeli people don’t really care about the details any more.

We’ve been here before. We’ve heard the arguments. We’re tired, fed up, and just want an end to it.

All but the most ardent of political anoraks have surely concluded that they have better things to do than hear these two squabble.

In truth, news of the government’s apparent impending demise isn’t really news.

The budget and the coronavirus are really only the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The root cause of the rancor and ill-will that has........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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