UPDATED: With 99.8% of votes counted, Netanyahu establishes “right-wing bloc”

Right-wing faction heads established “right-wing parties bloc” headed by Netanyahu to hold joint coalition negotiations to form government.
– Gantz may have ‘won’, but a Blue & White gov’t can not be formed.

By Ido Ben Porat


Right-wing factions convened at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon, deciding to establish a “right-wing bloc” headed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, that will work for the establishment of the next government.

It was decided to form a joint coalition negotiations team for all factions in the bloc.

Party heads with Netanyahu – Photo: Likud

In addition to Netanyahu, the meeting saw the participation of Minister Yariv Levin and faction heads: Yaakov Litzman, Moshe Gafni, Naftali Bennett, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Ayelet Shaked, and Bezalel Smotrich.

Minister Aryeh Deri met with Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this morning, as he was unable to attend the meeting due to the memorial ceremony for the late Minister David Azulay.

Later this evening, Netanyahu will join Likud members for a preliminary hearing on the results of the elections, which gave the right less than the 61 seats required to obtain the mandate for forming the next government.

The Knesset seat distribution, after counting 99.8% of the votes, shows:


Anti-Zionist Arab parties celebrate (Top), Joint List celebrate becoming 2rd largest left-wing party. Blue & White leaders bottom.



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MK Benny Gantz has declared victory, having won the majority of mandates.

His proclamation, as well as his ‘win’ are hollow.

Since, the Arab’s Joint List want to lead the opposition, and I doubt Gantz’s partners will be willing to make a government with Hamas supporters & advocates of armed resistance against Israelis,  there is no way for him to gather enough supporters to become Prime Minister.




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