10/21, 7:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Netanyahu tells president he can't form government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) informed President Reuven Rivlin on Monday he is unable to form a governing coalition and will return the mandate to do so.

In a video posted on Facebook, Netanyahu claimed he worked "relentlessly" to establish a broad national unity government but failed to bring Benny Gantz, leader of the largest political party in the parliament to the negotiation table.

In response, Rivlin stated he will grant Gantz 28 days to form a coalition. He is expected to formally announce his decision by Thursday evening.

Breaking the News / MD