Despite four elections in two years, Israel once again seems headed for a coalition government, with no party getting a decisive mandate. After consulting 13 political parties earlier this week, President Rivilin reluctantly gave Benjamin Netanyahu the mandate to try and stitch a ruling coalition. The trial against Netanyahu, who faces charges of corruption, breach of trust, and fraud, resumed this week. He has denied the charges against him but his image has taken a beating, as Navtej Sarna, former Indian ambassador to Israel, says. Putting together a coalition will be tough but any trickery that enables Netanyahu to cling to power will be tried, Ambassador Sarna told StratNews Global. Listen in for more.
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