Israeli PM Officially Concedes Defeat to Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has conceded electoral defeat to Benjamin Netanyahu. According to his official spokesperson, Lapid congratulated Netanyahu on his win and promised an “an orderly transfer of power“. While the ‘triple B’ plan may have failed for Boris, it appears it’s time to Bring Back Bibi…

Netanyahu will be disappointed to learn that today Downing Street told the foreign press that “It has been looked at. There are no plans to move the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv.” During his leadership campaign he told Conservative Friends of Israel there was a “very strong case” for moving the embassy and formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. What’s changed?

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Exit Poll Says Netanyahu Could Be On for Lazarus-Like Revival

The exit poll for Israel’s general election says former PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set for a dramatic return to power, with Likud on track to be the biggest party, with 30-31 seats. To secure a majority, he’s expected to rely on the support of the Religious Zionists. Bringing Bibi back after a year in opposition…

Speaking after polls closed, Netanyahu said:

“We are close to a big victory… We have won a huge vote of confidence from the people of Israel

Stay tuned for the final result…

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Netanyahu Misses Coalition Forming Deadline

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday deadline to form a coalition government after Israel’s latest indecisive election has been missed, meaning the leader of the second-largest party will now be given the opportunity to find a way of kicking him out. The blow to Bibi’s hopes of clinging on to power came from the country’s president, who has now invited Yair Lapid, leader of the second-largest Yesh Atid party, to form a coalition – despite having won just 17 of the parliament’s 120 seats. Netanyahu has been in office since 2009, his rival now has 28 days to eject him from power…

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Netanyahu Hoping to Cling On After Israeli Election

Israel’s election outcome once again hangs in the balance, as Netanyahu’s coalition fell just short of an overall majority. The right-wing group of parties fell seven seats short of the Knesset’s required 61 majority, however a new smaller party – formed by a former Netanyahu loyalist – is on course to win seven seats. It has not explicitly declared which side it will support, though is Bibi’s best hope of staying on…

If Netenyahu can win over Yamina and its leader Naftali Bennett, he will secure a twelth continuous year in power. Last night Netanyahu told supporters “It’s clear most Israelis are right-wing, and want a strong, stable right-wing government”. B’hatzlacha!

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WATCH: Israel’s Netanyahu Explains How He Procured Vaccines

Essentially, pay up, move fast. Whereas the EU haggled about the price, moved slow and did not sign contracts. Political vanity which will cost European lives…

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Israel Has Already Vaccinated Its Vulnerable

Israel has already reached the goal Britain is hoping to achieve in over a month’s time. Despite beginning their vaccination drive over a week after the UK, Israel has now vaccinated 70% of citizens over the age of 60. This is enough coverage to have prevented the majority of all possible future Covid fatalities.

Yesterday’s Times of Israel reported that “The Health Ministry has prioritized at-risk groups and people over 60, with more than 70 percent of Israelis in that age group having now received the first shot.” As he received his second shot on Saturday, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that all Israelis could be fully immunised within two months. And, by Government target, in two months the UK will be roughly where Israel is today.

Hat-Tip: Garett Jones
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