Communist Party of Israel

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin began his consultations with Knesset party leaders on Monday morning, April 5, towards deciding upon whom he’ll task the forming of the next government following Israel’s March 23 election, the fourth in two years. During the course of the day, hundreds of opponents to Israel’s far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated outside the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem amidst heavy police presence. Anti-Netanyahu protesters have held weekly demonstrations for months, calling on him to resign. The Joint List delegation consisting of MKs Ayman Odeh (Hadash, center) and Ahmed Tibi (Ta’al, right) met with President Rivlin (left) on Monday evening, April 5, but refrained from recommending any candidate for forming a government. (Photo: GPO) Hadash, the largest faction in the Joint List alliance, announced on Monday morning that its three MKs will not be recommending anyone for prime minister. “It became clear that Lapid had expressed willingness to form a…

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Joint List Refrains from Endorsing Any Candidate for Prime Minister