January 25, 2013

Dirty Art of Israeli Coalition Building

Mitch Ginsburg, Times of Israel

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There is a beautiful side to Israel’s parliamentary politics. Almost any notion under the Israeli sun can present itself to the voters for affirmation. But over the next few weeks we will likely witness the less flattering side: the horse trading of coalition assembly. The egos, the snubs, the avarice, the imperfect union of deeply conflicting ideals and, above all, the central tension: whether to choose the proper, or politically expedient, candidate for each cabinet position.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

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