2:15 PM Despite now having clear support for a Likud-led Right Wing coalition, Peres will be meeting on Friday with both Bibi and Livni to try to establish a National Unity government as opposed to a Right-wing government that the voters clearly preferred.
12:07 PM Bayit Yehudi recommends Netanyahu.
12:03 PM Shas recommends Netanyahu.
11:03 AM Lieberman still adding conditions. Tells Peres he wants Kadima in the coalition.
11:01 AM Kadima gets it from both ends. Labor announces that Labor will be leading the opposition. (Not sure how that works out mathematically)
11:00 AM Police announce they will be calling in Lieberman within the next few weeks for their investigation.
10:39 AM Lieberman folds. Announces support for Netanyahu as Prime Minister to Peres.
8:37 AM Well that's different.
All the parties with their Leaders having been responsibly in Israel, met with Peres last night or today. 50 MKs came (or are coming) with recommendations for Netanyahu, but more unusual, 77 MKs stated (or are about to state) they won't recommend a Livni led government.
Only at 10:30 AM a now much weakened Lieberman (from his inappropriate vacation) will say his piece to President Peres.
But it won't matter much. With the clear majority not supporting Kadima, Lieberman will be forced to join Likud, or be excluded in a possible unity government, or simple force the country into new elections at which point his party will disappear.
A7 published the actual schedule of the day:
The Jewish Home party is the first on the list of parties to meet with President Shimon Peres on Thursday. Party chairman Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz is to arrive at the President's office at 9:00 a.m. for a 20-minute meeting, followed by leaders of Meretz and Balad.
Israel Is Our Home (Yisrael Beiteinu) chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman is scheduled to meet with the President at 10:30. Next in line are leaders of Shas, Labor, Hadash, Ra'am-Ta'al, Ichud and Leumi (National Union). The last discussion is scheduled to begin at 6:10 p.m. with United Torah Judaism (UTJ).
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