It’s April all over again in Israel as President Reuven Rivlin has formally tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the government. He now has 42 days to get 61 Members of the Knesset to support him to keep his job.
The news follows the final election results that had center-left Blue and White beating Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party, 33-32. But Likud’s coalition stands at 55 compared to 54 for Blue and White. 61 seats are necessary to form a government.
Following the April election, Netanyahu was unable to form a government in time as Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beytenu Party left the conservative coalition and called for a unity government. They had been a part of the conservative block, but conflict over religious privileges that protected ultra-orthodox Jews made the conservative secular party leave.
Faced with failure, Netanyahu dissolved the Knesset before his main rival, Benny Gantz, was tapped to try to do what Netanyahu could not. This prompted the election this month with similar results as the first election.
Negotiations have been taking place between Likud and Blue and White to form the unity government many Israelis want, but they hit multiple impasses. It’s still possible, but would likely require Netanyahu to split time with Gantz as Prime Minister. This prospect seems to be acceptable to Likud as long as Netanyahu gets the first two of the four-year term, but Blue and White has refused to accept Netanyahu as PM as long as he’s facing charges for corruption.
The best chance Likud has at forming a government is by wooing Lieberman with concessions. The conservative religious parties in the block have been reluctant, but may be willing to give a little more this time to prevent Gantz and the center-left from gaining control. If they do, pretty much all protections for ultra-orthodox Jews will be stripped away.
One option that seems to be off the table completely is a third election in a year. If Netanyahu tries to do what he did last election, it could mean the end for Likud as one of the two major parties in the country. Nobody wants a third election.
Netanyahu may have the ball in his hand, but he doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room to make it work. This is the most challenging formation of a government the Jewish state has ever seen. If anyone can pull it off, it’s Bibi.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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