PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks.
With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could assign the task to someone else, most likely Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)