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Peres prepares to tap Netanyahu to form gov't    Omri Efraim
1. In a REAL DEMOCRACY the PEOPLE ELECT their leaders directly!
Peres should have nothing to do with it. The Israeli system must be changed so that the people have full power to choose. The current system affords nothing but corruption, personal favors, personal politics and more old style buy offs and favors. ENOUGH.
Old Boy System ,   in Israel   (01.30.13)
2. #1 - which country do you consider has a real democracy?
Americans recently got to vote on either Obama or Romney. Is that democracy? In the UK people vote for a local person and if his party wins then he becomes a member or parliament and (hopefully) represents the people that voted for him. If he doesn't win then somebody that you didn't vote for makes decisions for you. Is that democracy? The term 'political horse trading' means, "I'll give you something you want in exchange for something you want" and that exists in all democracies except very small places that have "pure democracies". What is a "pure democracy"? Everyone goes to a meeting, expresses their opinions by debate, and votes, and every person has one vote. "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first". Ronald Reagan The Israeli system has it's faults but so do all the others.
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.30.13)
3. Peres convince Labor Mks
Peres ought convince seven Labor Mks to join the Unity Government to help close the social gap and ensure the Arabs of Israel who want peace and a decent life are not hit by the price tag fascists.
Zechariah   (01.30.13)
4. agree
i agree. What is the hurry to elect Pm.
john ,   toronto   (01.30.13)
5. # 2 Switzerland
Sagi   (01.30.13)
6. Makes sense
Congratulations BIbi! You make the enemies of Israel cringe, and for that I salute you!
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.30.13)
7. #5 very good!
Come perhaps as close as it can get! In Switzerland, single majorities are sufficient at the town, city, and canton level, but at the national level, double majorities are required on constitutional matters. The intent of the double majorities is simply to ensure any citizen-made law's legitimacy. Double majorities are, first, the approval by a majority of those voting, and, second, a majority of cantons in which a majority of those voting approve the ballot measure. A citizen-proposed law (i.e. initiative) cannot be passed in Switzerland at the national level if a majority of the people approve but a majority of the cantons disapprove. For referendums or propositions in general terms (like the principle of a general revision of the Constitution), the majority of those voting is enough.
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.30.13)
8. election
The country just had an election. Proper procedure must be done to avoid invalid results.
john ,   toronto   (01.31.13)
9. Peres prepares....
after your opposition to Netanyahu, after following the US government against..., again, after the chameleon colour change of our neutral president.... Peres asks Netanyahu to form a new government, hey, Shimon Peres, our very neutral president,.... how you explain the red colour on your cheeks, now?
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   Israel   (01.31.13)
10. Yesh atid
Double talk.
Jarvis ,   Joseph USA   (01.31.13)
11. they need to form the government as fast as possible
the country is basically at war, even if no one will say so. there is no time to waste on fighting over the constitution of the government.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.31.13)
12. Peres prepares to tap Netanyahu - it will take time
for Peres to prepare himself for what he worked so hard to prevent.
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.31.13)
13. peace
When the Jewish people only want peace who is in a hurry to impose war. I forbid bringing war on the people or selling war stocks. the answer to too much spending is not war, the government must learn to function on a shoe string budget and cut spending.
john ,   toronto   (01.31.13)
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