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ISRAEL WAITS FOR PERES’ DECISION

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2009 at 8:40 pm
Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, receives the official Israeli election results from Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel Eliezer Rivlin at Peres' residence in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP photo)

Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, receives the official Israeli election results from Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel Eliezer Rivlin at Peres' residence in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP photo)

Israelis are waiting for President Shimon Peres’ decision regarding which Member of Knesset (MK) is most likely to be able to form a stable governing coalition. Already, 50 MKs have told Peres they are backing Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu to be the next Prime Minister. Only 28 MKs have told Peres they back Kadima’s Tzipi Livni. One of the big questions at this point concerns who Avigdor Lieberman and his Israeli Beiteinu party will back. Lieberman is expected to return to Israel tonight from a vacation in Minsk and is scheduled to meet Peres Thursday morning. Developing….

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