One of many key figures Netanyahu must get onboard is former Protection Minister Naftali Bennett of the right-wing Yamina get together.
Bennett appeared to reject a proposal by Netanyahu to rotate the Premiership on Monday, although the provide included Bennett going first within the rotation.
However even when he alters his thoughts over the course of the day, that also wouldn’t be sufficient for Netanyahu to get pleasure from a majority within the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
For that to occur, the Israeli chief both must win over two extra lawmakers from events at present pledged to oppose him, or one way or the other discover a method for his allies within the extreme-right Non secular Zionist Occasion to just accept becoming a member of a authorities that might be supported by the United Arab Checklist, an Islamist get together led by Mansour Abbas, one thing they’ve so far dominated out.
If there isn’t a breakthrough by midnight (5 p.m. ET) Netanyahu can ask President Reuven Rivlin for 2 extra weeks’ negotiating time.
Though it’s customary for the President to grant such a request, Rivlin has indicated his frustrations with proceedings for the reason that ballot on March 23 — the nation’s fourth election in two years — so the Prime Minister will know he can not take such an extension without any consideration.
As an alternative, Rivlin may resolve to ask Yair Lapid to attempt to type a authorities.
Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid get together got here second behind Netanyahu’s Likud within the election, and the previous TV information anchor has been exhausting at work during the last 4 weeks making an attempt to assemble his personal coalition of allies.
Like Netanyahu, Lapid has additionally supplied Bennett the possibility to go first in a rotating Premiership that might lead a authorities made up of a broad array of events from the far-right to the left.