Bebe Netanyahu is having a heck of a time forming a coalition to the point that he has conceded he can’t. It now falls to Benny Gantz, as the BBC reports:

Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said he would give Mr Gantz weeks to carry out the same negotiations. Israeli Arab lawmakers pledged their backing, but Mr Gantz remained more than a dozen seats short of a governing majority.

President Rivlin said he would try to avoid calling another election in a country which had already voted in two this year.

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