I wanted to update you on a weird turn of events in the Israeli election over the last couple days. Now you're probably saying, what Israeli election? That happened going on two months ago. Well, pretty much ... but not quite. The voting and distribution of Knesset seats is always followed by the 'winner' - usually the leader of the largest party - forming a coalition with smaller parties. That process has now been going on for almost six weeks, with Netanyahu taking his time, playing parties off each other, making his future coalition members sweat and trying to build a coalition with as much freedom and flexibility for himself as he can manage. The entire time it's seemed virtually certain that he would assemble a government with a 67 seat majority (out of 120) made up of rightist parties, religious parties and one center-left party, Kulanu. That was until Monday when Avigdor Lieberman, head of the now greatly diminished Yisrael Beiteinu party said F'it - and more specifically F'you to Netanyahu - and took his party's six seats into opposition.
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