Israel: A Truly Revolutionary Idea

Labor and Likud agree to rotate the prime ministership

At long last, two months after the final votes were counted in the national elections, Israelis learned who their next Prime Minister would be. Or did they? In three days of tough bargaining last week, Labor Party Leader Shimon Peres agreed to alternate as Prime Minister with the Likud bloc's Yitzhak Shamir in a national unity government. For nearly four weeks, Peres had been trying to build a coalition with Shamir, but the Likud chieftain refused to accept Peres as the country's leader. Peres concluded that he could break...

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