News Briefs

  5/12/2014, Iyar 12, 5774

Netanyahu 'Desperate to Block Rivlin Presidency'

Political analysts say Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhau is making desperate maneuvers to try and prevent MK Reuven Rivlin (Likud-Beytenu) from being elected president in the coming weeks. Netanyahu's concern is that Rivlin, who is said to be hostile toward him, will, if elected president, use the discretion that the law grants him in order to select someone else to establish the government, and not Netanyahu.