JD: And it’s going to be the third time people try to get together and vote for members of the Knesset so they can form a coalition government. I mean is that what the Constitution calls for or is this just a freak of nature?
WM: Well Jimmy you hit on one of the main problems. We don’t have a Constitution in this country. We have a set of basic laws and one of them of course is elections. Elections in Israel is a parliamentary system. In other words you vote for the parties and whoever is able to manage a 61 seat majority out of the 120 seats in the Knesset will then gain the confidence of those 61 majority and become Prime Minister.
The past two elections Jimmy were able to gain that 61 threshold mainly because we have this one party led by Avigdor Lieberman who refuses to join either block. The trends of the last couple of days are bringing some surprises.
JD: Well talk to us about those trends. As of today where do we stand?
WM: The Likud has between one and two seats advantage over Blue and White. That is because I’m going to guess three issues. One, Mr. Netanyahu himself for the past two weeks has been on the road. Every night he has been pumping up the enthusiasm I guess you want to call it and he’s running a tough field campaign out there.
Secondly, people are getting tired. They don’t want to go to elections a fourth time I’m guessing so they’re beginning to come down on Likud’s side because of the obvious advantages. Mr. Netanyahu is a friend of President Trump. He’s opened up diplomatic vistas all around the world. The economy is booming. Security is relatively speaking for the past 10 years is excellent etc etc.
The third element is people are beginning to leave Lieberman’s party. The polls are showing a drop of at least one going on to two seats. And I know Netanyahu, BB as we call him has been targeting the Russians in Russian language electioneering. It may be working.
JD: Winkie Medad with the details on the third Israeli elections in one year.
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Modern day human government was brought into existence by the Lord as recorded in Genesis 9:6. Today and into the future the Lord will use human government to direct this world the way He wants it to go. Revelation 17:17 says that the Lord will put into the hearts and minds of political world leaders the desire to make political decisions in line with the Lords will and that will happen until His will is accomplished.