Can you tell me a name for an israeli prime minister who is?
No, the funny point is that you do not know the difference between a prime minister and a president in Israel. (My point is that you obviously listed "rapist" in the list as a reference to Katzav's recent conviction yet Katzav was president, not prime minister. Of course, regarding all of the items of the list you do not bother to actually try to argue your point.) Also, when you wrote: "The funny point is, anyone who criticizes israel has to be arab, according to pro-israelis!" yet no one in this post who is pro Israel said you were an Arab. While it is true there are a few pro Israel people who mistakenly or factiously assume that anti Israel cranks are Arab or Muslim, that is far from the norm. But it wouldn't be the first time I have seen such a generalization claimed.
Do you agree with Israeli Prime minister that 9/11 was a good thing for Israel?
http://www.haaretz.com/news/report-netanyahu-says-9-11-terror-attacks-good-for-israel-1.244044 The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel. "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor."
In the current elections system, Israeli citizens vote for parties, not individuals. So the best way to become PM is to head the biggest party.BUT, that is not mandatory! The President may assign the task to any MK, usually to the one with the greatest chance of forming a government — that is, any one who cam collect 61 MKs or more to support him.As a matter of fact, on his previous term, Netanyahu was not the leader of the largest party (Tzipi Livni was).
I met him at an off-the-record chat with the board of leading Israeli portal Walla!, where I worked at the time (this is over a decade ago). He is engaging and interesting, and I can see why many find him charismatic, but I found him the kind of guy who would say anything, no matter how ludicrous, if he thought it's what you wanted to hear. Case in point: He assured me, looking into my eyes, that he could draw a border that would keep all settlements on Israel's side without adding a single Palestinian to its population. MC motherfucking Escher couldn't do that. I find that sort of blatant lying very off-putting, myself. Others may differ. Several leading politicians came to have such chats in the lead-up to the 2006 elections. Takeaways: Ehud Barak is a *huge* putz (which I don't actually think is his fault. I'm pretty sure that today he'd be diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, [very] high-functioning of course. Man's brilliant, just a dick). Yossi Beilin is also a putz but not as huge as Barak. Avigdor Liberman is a great conversationalist (most interesting guy who came to these talks, and I greatly despise his politics and him personally, as I think he's a flat-out crook), Eli Yishai (out of Knesset, thank all gods) is of below-average intellect.
Does the Israeli prime minister have to be Jewish?
If the Prime Minister dies in office, the Cabinet chooses a new Prime Minister and in the meantime an Interim Prime Minister runs the government. Yigal Allon served as Interim Prime Minister following Levi Eshkol's death, as did Shimon Peres following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. According to Israeli law, if a Prime Minister is incapacitated rather than dies (as was the case following Ariel Sharon's stroke in early 2006), power is transferred to the Acting Prime Minister until the PM recovers (Ehud Olmert took over from Sharon). If the Prime Minister is declared permanently incapacitated then the Acting Prime Minister remains in office for 100 days. Once that period expires the President of Israel oversees the process of assembling a new governing coalition, and in the meantime the Acting Prime Minister becomes Interim Prime Minister. In the case of Sharon, elections were already due to occur within 100 days of the beginning of his coma thus the post-election coalition building process pre-empted the emergency provisions for the selection of a new Prime Minister. Nevertheless, Olmert was declared Interim Prime Minister on 16 April 2006, after the elections but before he had formed a government (which he did on 4 May 2006).
There is no term limitation, but there must be an election every four years, but there can be many intermediary elections all depending on the various coalitions. IN the US there are only two major parties, because the US is a “winner take all” system and whichever candidate gets the most votes in election, and then in the Electoral College, becomes and stays president for 4 years. In a parliamentary system, such as Israel’s, each party that runs will get as many seats in the 120 seat Knesset as the electorate votes in. So you may have a dozen parties sitting in the parliament, so in order to form a government, there have to be coaltions amongst different parties to get ministerial portfolios. But coalitions often break apart and emergency elections are sometimes called. IN the USA, after FDR ran and was elected president four times it was decided to change the constitution so that a president may serve no more than two consecutive terms. But that is not the case in israel. or as long as Bibi can bring together coalitions with his Likud Party, he can go on forever. So now there is a movement to term limit Prime Ministers as are presidents in the USA. Note that there are no such limits on Congress.
Apparently better than some seem to think.Terror plot to assassinate Netanyahu, Jerusalem mayor foiled
In its roughly 65 year history Israel has faced countless existential threats and has built an economy in one of the most challenging regions in the world. The country has few natural resources and 60% of its land mass covered in desert. To be an effective leader in Israel one has to have exceptional military/strategic skills, has to manage an absurdly complex social dynamic, and at least have some reasonable sense of how to run an economy. As far as the #1 overall I'd have to give it to the first prime-minister, David Ben-Gurion.Ben-Gurion was the first leader of the State of Israel, helped draft its declaration of independence, led Israel through the seemingly impossible to win war of '48, and helped organize its current system of governance. Economically he was arguably weak, as he was socialist-leaning and viewed the Jewish working class as the leaders of both the revolution and the economy. Despite that, he was an exceptional fundraiser and dealmaker. He raised both external capital and landed a hefty reparations settlement from the Germans which helped the tiny state stay afloat as it built its industrial capacity.Lastly, his hairstyle was the early design inspiration for the Beats by Dre headphones.