Truly a "descent into novelty"
16 Iyyar 5772
Day 31 of the Omer
Nobody could make this stuff up!
Last Minute Unity Government Nixes Early Election Plans
In a surprise move, just hours after the Knesset approved the first reading of a bill to dissolve itself and hold elections, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Opposition leader MK Shaul Mofaz announced they had reached an agreement to form a national unity government.
According to a report on Kol Yisrael radio, the Likud and Kadima parties converged at 2:00 a.m. (Israel time), and the members of both factions are being updated on the meetings between Netanyahu and Mofaz. It was also reported that Mofaz is expected to be appointed either a minister without portfolio or Homefront Defense Minister, a position recently vacated by MK Matan Vilnai (Independence).
It was also reported that the agreement reached between the Likud and Kadima calls for the Tal Law for the recruitment of hareidim into the army to be replaced by the end of July. Netanyahu and Mofaz will head a team which will be tasked with forming the new law.
In addition, Kadima has promised to remain in the coalition until the end of its term in November 2013. Also, it was agreed between the parties that by the end of December, a law changing the Israeli system of governemnt will be put to a vote.
According to reports, the talks between Netanyahu and Mofaz went on for several days.
What's the message here?
..."This is a disgrace to the Israeli parliament and a terrible message to the public, who is losing all faith in the country's leadership."
...“The move will ensure that Barak remains as defense minister for another year and a half, and will drop the leftist party called known as Kadima into the government,” said Danon. “It will damage the settlement enterprise, hurt the values of the Likud and will hurt the Israeli public who elected the Likud to lead Israel.”
... “This is the most ridiculous and ludicrous zigzag in the history of Israel. No one will forget this dirty deal, which will, unfortunately, deeply hurt the public's trust in politics.
...Netanyahu, facing criticism from the right on the Ulpana housing, Migron and building in Judea and Samaria, threats of social protests this summer from the left, and hareidi anger on changes in the draft law, has now neutralized the parties representing those issues,....
Hashem is knocking down all the idols and preparing us to accept Mashiach's leadership.