Thursday, December 24, 2009
Dr. Aaron Lerner: Israel moving to wartime footing?
Israel moving to wartime footing? Netanyahu invites Livni to join unity government
Dr. Aaron Lerner
Date: 24 December 2009
Israel Radio reports
That Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu invited opposition leader MK Livni to join in a national unity government in the same way that Menachem Begin joined the government before the 1967 Six Day War. Under the proposal, Kadima would join the government with a number of ministers without portfolio. Livni said she would get back with a response.
The news came just as Israel was rocked by news that a group of Kadima MKs may split from Kadima and join the coalition.
It would appear that the formation of such a national unity government indicates that Israel is facing a catastrophic situation.
It would be a stretch to think that something having to do with Palestinian – Israeli relations could possibly qualify for such a move.
The obvious explanation: Iran!
Dr. Aaron Lerner is a highly respected political analyst and the director of IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.