Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz was booed Sunday as he entered the wedding of the son of ultra-Orthodox lawmaker Yaakov Asher, where protesters called him a “terrorist” and told him to “go to the Arabs.”
Right-wing parties have accused Gantz of planning to establish a minority government propped up by the Arab parties.
President Reuven Rivlin last month tasked Gantz with attempting to form a coalition, after Netanyahu failed in the wake of the September 17 elections. But Gantz’s chances of succeeding where the prime minister failed are seen as just as slim, with the Netanyahu-led bloc of 55 lawmakers Likud formed with ultra-Orthodox and national-religious factions vowing to only enter a government together.
Thus Israel’s electoral malaise continues ad nauseam. The choice between a government containing fifth-column Arabs and people who believe the dinosaurs never existed is no choice at all. As is often said, you don’t have to be crazy to live in Israel, but it helps.