One thing you can say about the various choices of wannabe party lists for the Knesset this time is that most of the political parties have drafted or primaries-chosen lots of never been MK candidates. I mean that many people running for the 120 Knesset seats are pretty new of politics and know little of the Knesset Member profession. I have no doubt that they aren't fully familiar with the actual lack of power that an MK holds, especially when in the government coalition. There's a "custom" known as "coalition discipline" which restricts free choice in votes and public stands of those in the ruling party or part of the coalition. That affects ministers, vice (assistant) ministers and ordinary MKs, too. Add that to the well-known "Yes, Minister" phenomena, and you wonder why they even bothered running for office.
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Watching the show should be required in the training of anyone who wants to get into politics.
So, what scenario keeps spinning around in my mind?
In about half a year, a good few months after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has constructed with some great difficulty his third coalition government, things begin to unravel.
Bibi and Bennett, who had worked together even before the elections are having a lot of trouble as coalition partners because Bennett's Bayit Yehudi has a number of non-political newcomers as MKs and they have serious problems playing (Likud MK) Tzippi Hotovelli type powerless headline grabbers. And even Hotovelli is finally bored with the role.
Yes, within the coalition, there's a large group of extremely dissatisfied Right wingers, fervently in favor of full Jewish Rights in all of the Land of Israel. Moshe Feiglin, Likud, Orit Strook, Bayit Yehudi-NRP, along with Hotovelli, Jeremy Gimpel and others are disgusted and frustrated with their lack of power and party support. I can see them joining forces and debating on whether or not to leave their parties and the coalition to start a new party or join with Otzma LeYisrael, which got into the Knesset, even though the polls and pundits had predicted they wouldn't.
The coalition's idealist-rebels are jealous of the freedom to vote their ideology that the Otzma LeYisrael MKs have. Strook, Feiglin, Gimpel, Hotovelli etc are tired of hearing their supporters saying:
It's a totally wasted vote!!!!"