The Israeli leader has been going for 12 years…..
He’s also under indictment currently …
President Reuven Rivlin probably will now award the mandate to form a new government to one of the prime minister’s rival lawmakers, who are already trying to negotiate the first coalition to exclude Netanyahu in 12 years. Former news anchor Yair Lapid has emerged as the front-runner among them.
Not even a frenzy of last-minute proposals — including Netanyahu’s offer Monday to allow one of his rivals to take the top job for one year — managed to attract the support the prime minister needed in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament….