Rivlin says he fears Israel heading to 5th election

During his consultations with the president, Liberman calls for a “liberal, Zionist” government to be formed by the parties in the anti-Netanyahu bloc, from the right-wing Yamina to left-wing Meretz.

Pressed by Rivlin on how such a disparate government — which does not appear to have a majority — could be formed, Liberman declines to comment.

“There is one solution, that Netanyahu moves aside” and lets another Likud member lead, says Liberman, adding that he’s also working on “creative” alternatives.

Rivlin notes Netanyahu has no intention of resigning and says he fears Israel is heading to its fifth election in two years.

“The math is like this: Either there is 61 or there isn’t,” says Rivlin.