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Jun 2, 2021

an historic night for the Israeli government and people

Well, for good or for bad, history has just been made in Israel. And it might be made again in about an hour and a half or so.

MK Mansour Abbas (Raam) just signed a coalition agreement with MK Lapid, and also on the document stating Lapid has been able to form a government.

This is the first time in Israeli history an Arab party is actively participating in the formation of a government.

And if Lapid succeeds in getting the final signatures from Benentt and Saar within the next hour and a half or so, it seems like the first Israeli government including or at least supported by Arab parties will be formed. A lot can still happen, and today's final hours of negotiating and wrangling between the various parties dont portend an easy future for this government, but the moment it happens will be historic whatever happens after that.

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  1. For the time being, no longer Jewish Israel. What a chilul H'.

    1. A completely bigoted and stupidly-wrong thing to write.

  2. Israel should reform its political system to eliminate the need for a coalition at all.

    Step 1) hold an election for the Knesset

    2) have a set number of ministerial posts, far fewer than they have now (a lot of them were created just to get parties into a coalition)

    3) the Knesset as a whole votes for who they would like to fill each ministerial position, including prime minister, using ranked choice voting or runoffs

    And there you have a functioning government in place. Individual Knesset members are free to vote however they want on any particular issue. Not perfect, but better than what they have now.


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