Unic Press UK: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s unable to form a coalition government despite having until Wednesday before the 28-deadline for building a government expires.
In a statement today, Netanyahu said:
“Since I received the mandate, I have worked incessantly, both in public and behind the scenes to establish a broad, national unity government. This is what the people want. This is also what Israel needs in the face of security challenges that are growing by the day, by the hour. I made every effort to bring Benny Gantz to the negotiating table. Every effort to establish a broad national unity government, every effort to prevent another election. Unfortunately, time after time, he declined. He simply refused,” the Times of Israel reported.
Given this situation, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin is expected to invite the Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz to form a coalition government that commands a majority in the Knesset – the national legislature of Israel.