Secretary of State Pompeo announced on Monday that the US is softening its position on West Bank Settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo said the US repudiates a 1978 State Department legal opinion that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are inconsistent with international law. This move by America has already angered Jordan and will anger other nations in the Middle East and Europe. Already the declaration of President Trump giving recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and supporting Israel annexation of the Golan has had an effect on relations between Israel and its neighbors.
Wednesday was the first day of public hearings for the controversial impeachment hearing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the official inquiry after ongoing pressure from highly progressive Democratic representatives. The inquiry is in regards to the president’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, in which the Democrats claim President Trump abused his power.
Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock announced the government’s desire to start collecting DNA of every newborn child. Hence, the privacy of UK citizens will no longer exist. Your DNA is a treasure trove of personal information, including your physical characteristics like eye color, paternity and health. The UK has been a pioneer in privacy intrusion. It is one thing to use DNA to solve heinous crimes and protect society, yet another to use it for the government’s gain and control.
The owner of a website that was known internationally for exposing the identities of people in countries illegally has re-launched one of his old anti-immigration websites as a resource for documenting the abuse of undocumented persons by law enforcement. This change of heart comes after BrokenBorderPatrol.com founder Cyrus Sullivan spent time living with illegal aliens in federal prisons and realized how unfairly they are treated by the government.
The Washington Inѕtіtutе for Nеаr Eаѕt Pоlісу (WINEP) expects thаt the visit оf Turkish Prеѕіdеnt Recep Erdоgаn tо Washington wіll fасе huge protests оvеr thе Turkіѕh іnvаѕіоn of northern Sуrіа. According to a rероrt, Washington DC Police have been urged to protect protesters.
November makes us think about Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season with all the mixed feelings that come with that realization. Thanksgiving is about family and gratitude. Many of us will be together with our families for the holidays and will experience all the joys and perhaps the stresses that this brings. Thanksgiving also reminds us of the positive things that we have in our lives. Although all during the year we may be thinking about how to make our lives more productive and happier, at Thanksgiving our thoughts also go to the many things in our lives that we already have for which we should be thankful, In America, many of us have much for which we can be grateful. Gratitude is an important and empowering emotion that helps us to appreciate the things that we already have that enrich our lives. I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving full of family joys and gratitude.
Many pundits have speculated that the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry may end up hurting the party and could lead to a Republican victory in 2020. After the Mueller investigation dragged on for nearly two years and failed to yield anything conclusive, many Americans have become weary of Democrat efforts to impeach Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also showed apprehension in calling for a formal impeachment inquiry. However, after increasing pressure from her colleagues in the House, she took concrete step towards impeachment.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions left President Trump’s cabinet with a strained relationship between him and the President. Trump often berated Sessions for not putting a stop to the Mueller investigation. Sessions is now running for one of Alabama’s senate seats and used his first campaign ad to quell some of the bad blood between him and the president.
Thе US Department оf Defense hаѕ said thаt the profits from Syria’s Kurdish оіl rеѕеrvеѕ bеlоng to thе Kurds and wіll be рrоvіdеd tо Kurdish forces. US Defense Dераrtmеnt spokesman Jonathan Hoffman, at thе Pеntаgоn, dеnіеd аt a nеwѕ соnfеrеnсе that the dерlоуmеnt оf US mіlіtаrу units іn parts оf Sуrіа’ѕ оіl fіеldѕ іѕ аіmеd аt rеаріng thе benefits of thе US gоvеrnmеnt. “The revenue from this is not going to the US. This is going to the SDF.”
Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, is considering running for the Democratic Party nomination for the United States presidency in 2020. According to a spokesman, the billionaire is concerned about the direction that the race is taking, particularly regarding the current frontrunners. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seen as being too moderate, whereas Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are seen as very radical, per his opinion.
Monroe, LA – It’s official! Greshun De Bouse is God, or so close to it she might as well be! Her regal presence and calm, commanding demeanor had crowds at Keep America Great Trump Rally 2019-Monroe, LA eagerly compliant and under her spell. Everyone from media to vendors to volunteers commented on how they had never seen such a petite little lady have thousands of people absolutely orderly and under her control-literally begging to do what she says. When asked what the key thing is to keeping them [the crowd] all in order by KTBS News 3 Reporter, Patrick Dennis, Greshun replied “I travel light, and I carry a big stick! It’s all love.”
Ethіоріа, Egypt аnd Sudаn hаvе agreed tо work tо rеѕоlvе thеіr dispute over the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam bу mіd-Jаnuаrу. In talks hоѕtеd bу Washington, thе foreign ministers of the thrее countries ѕаіd fоur technical mееtіngѕ wоuld bе hеld wіth the aim оf rеасhіng a mutually beneficial agreement оn thе ореrаtіоn оf the dam.
I’ve tried really long and hard to figure it out. How did we get here? How did, we as a nation, arrive at this point of divisiveness, corruption, ineptitude, and toxicity at our highest and most prestigious office in the land—the office of The President of the United States?
Three years into Trump’s presidency, we have seen plenty to be concerned about. We have seen lies, hypocrisy, ineptness, coercion, bullying, obstruction, slander, racism, divisiveness, and abuses of power among others. Most disturbingly, we have seen signs of mental illness. We have also seen the very fabric of our democracy and the Constitution under attack from the executive branch. We have seen attacks on the free press. We have seen Congress threatened and controlled. We have seen abuses of the use of executive orders. We have even seen threats of riots. We have seen enough drama to make us sick as a nation. I’ve found myself going to emedihealth.com to find cures for nausea and stress headaches. I’ve often said that I understand people who are mentally ill, evil, lost, corrupt etc., but I’ve never understood the people that surround these individuals for allowing their behavior. Make no mistake, President Trump should be held accountable and is responsible for the current Constitutional crisis. But he alone should not shoulder the entire blame. It takes a system of enabling to allow one individual to bring so much chaos. So just who is responsible for our current crisis?
Already Israel has reached a standoff in elections and in the formation of a government. In Israel there are two sides which are led by two of the major parties which is Blue-White and Likud. Both of these parties have received the same number or close to the same number of mandates but still have not been able to make a majority coalition government. Each of these parties need to reach 61 mandates which include mandates from other parties in the coalition.
While the United States announced that it hаd ѕubmіttеd thе nесеѕѕаrу рареrѕ tо withdraw frоm thе Pаrіѕ Agreement, whісh аіmѕ tо соmbаt сlіmаtе сhаngе, the Gеrmаn Development Mіnіѕtеr criticized thе US move as a ѕеtbасk. German Dеvеlорmеnt Mіnіѕtеr Gerd Muller сrіtісіzеd thе Unіtеd States’ fоrmаl withdrawal frоm thе Pаrіѕ climate deal, saying оn Tuesday іn Bеrlіn that “іnduѕtrіаlіzеd countries, whісh mainly саuѕе сlіmаtе change, have a ѕресіаl responsibility and ѕhоuld рlау a rоlе.”
Here it is, a little over two weeks after the recording was released by Michael Quinn Sullivan, and yet all anyone is talking about is Dennis Bonnen and how he should resign his seat, even after announcing he would not run for reelection in 2020 for HD25. A recent poll has suggested many Texans do not even know about this quid pro quo, or even about the recording. The main thing is that the ones that do know about it, they seem to have forgotten HD 83 Representative Dustin Burrows’ (R-Lubbock) role in this scandal.
Former Congressman “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX), who had been aspiring to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for next year’s US presidential elections, announced Friday that he had officially quit the race. O’Rourke has apparently failed by far, to emerge among the political party’s favorites, and barely had 3% support in the opinion polls.
The United States House of Representatives has voted to formally open the impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump, which will reveal to the public whether Trump abused his powers for his own political gain. The impeachment procedure is, therefore, entering a new phase. “Today, we are further down the path of our inquiry,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949. It was one of the first defense unions. The main reason for the creation of NATO was a need for a western unified alliance against the threat of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1991, NATO integrated some former communist block Eastern European nations into the alliance.
Defense ministers from Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia singed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) creating a regional command of special operations. The signing of the MOU took place in the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. There is a possibility Austria can join in the future. Austria is not a NATO member. There are five countries which declared their non-alignment with NATO, including Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Malta. Although Austria is not a NATO member and a neutral country, they have a robust strategic military budget, and they share a physical border between Russia and NATO.
Hillary Clinton, who has stated on multiple occasions that she won the 2016 presidential election, has recently made hints at the possibility of a 2020 run. The two time presidential candidate is hesitant to make any direct statements one way or the other, but now seems to be leaning towards throwing her hat in the ring.
This week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudueau has been re-elected for a second term. Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party which was only able to form a minority government this term. Trudeau is disliked in Western Canada. After the election the new movement #Wexit (Western Exit) is gaining popularity on social media. Within 24 hours a Facebook page for VoteWexit.com gained over 200,000 members.
Local Israeli media says that Jerusalem is preemptively bolstering defenses should Iran retaliate for an ongoing series of attacks on its proxies attributed to the IDF. Sources say the Israeli military will focus on Israel preparing for potential retaliation by Iran for Israel air strikes in Syria
Missiles from Iran have the potential to strike major cities in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. Israel has struck different locations in Syria and Iraq related to the Iran militia. These attacks continue from day to day as news flashes relate these events without Israel claiming responsibility for the attacks, such as news reports about unidentified drone attacks on Iranian backed militia in Eastern Syria. Three drones were seen flying in the direction of their target.
President Trump’s decision earlier this month to withdraw approximately 1,000 US troops from Syria has been attacked from both sides of the aisle. Both Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized the decision on the basis that it is unfair to the Kurds, an Iranian ethnic group and ally of the United States. The argument centers on the fact that a US withdrawal puts the Kurds at risk, specifically from Turkey, who has vocally threatened violence against the Kurdish fighters, who they consider to be terrorists.
With more and more GOP House members and Elected officials calling for Bonnen to resign, or Burrows to resign, what is not understood is why Bonnen is the only one that most of these elected officials are asking to resign. Burrows is as guilty in this illegal act as Bonnen is, and may even be more liable for actions, as Burrows made statements against his people and his state. Burrows should be also held to the same standard as Bonnen, and all GOP members should ask Burrows to resign as well as Bonnen.
This week Russia will host a Russia-Africa summit from October 23-24. The purpose of the summit is to promote Russian initiatives in Africa. There are 54 countries on the African continent and 47 of the nations confirmed their attendance. Russian’s official strategy pertaining to Africa will be unveiled at the summit.
I want to talk about my opponent for a minute about his views on the issues that involve all Texans. First, a list of what Burrows states he believes in and then my interpretation of his actions for these issues.
Government Spending / Taxes
He states that he wants the Texas Government to spend on needs, not wants. He also states to return the tax dollars to the people.
I have been a witness to the democratic process for many, many years. I have participated in numerous elections that have brought to office Democrats and Republicans of various philosophies and styles, but I have never before been worried through all of these various changes that our democracy was in danger of not surviving.
A democracy is based on the rule of law and when there is an assault on our laws, that is an assault on our democracy. Because I am so concerned, I have been paying more attention to the political changes that are occurring not only in our country but also in the world. I have begun to realize that what is happening in our country is not an isolated event, but is also happening all over Europe.
Dallas,TX – Disabled Veterans Day™ Founder, Greshun De Bouse, received her “text-vite” from President Trump to attend his “Keep America Great” Rally on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the American Airlines Center. A disabled veterans advocate familiar with the challenges disabled veterans follow, Greshun De Bouse was pleasantly surprised when Trump announced he had streamlined the process through which “totally and permanently” disabled veterans obtain student loan forgiveness. De Bouse is credited with streamlining the process for disabled veterans in all 50 U.S. states to connect with their respective VA offices, and says “President Trump’s automatic student loan forgiveness is necessary process streamlining for the qualifying disabled veterans population.”
First, let me tell you about a friend of mine who worked at a nonunion store. She was approached by a union member but decided not to join. A few weeks later, she was out of a job, not because she was not good at her job, but because she was not afforded the protection a union provides a member to not be fired without just cause.
On October 9, 2019, the Interfax-Ukraine conference center held a press conference for journalists. The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency is a Kiev-based Ukrainian news agency founded in 1992. The company belongs to the Russian news group Interfax Information Services. The press conference allowed for the release of supposed facts pertaining to the US embassy influence on the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies meddling in the US democratic elections process.
Burrows did nothing wrong, this is what he said in an interview in Lubbock when he broke his silence. Which in this recording, it shows that he did indeed do a lot of things wrong! As a Representative, he said these things while in this meeting with Michael Quinn Sullivan, and Dennis Bonnen.
- The story can be found here
- The transcript of the conversation can be found here
- Full Audio can be found here:
Things said by our Rep Dustin Burrows:
“[M]y goal is for this to be the worst session in the history of the legislature for cities and counties…if I had to make one fundamental difference to the state of Texas, stopping the practice of tax dollars being used to lobby might make the biggest economic difference…Why don’t we just take the two local pennies that are being used for economic development and put those into driving down property taxes? We don’t raise anything, it’s already a statewide average, it’s economic development dollars, we hate cities and counties. I’ll take a hard look at them in the interim on a review, to see whether or not they’ve outlived their usefulness.” (page 34, 45, 47)
Screwing our schools:
- “[W]e’re always careful to talk about eliminating the school M&O because you’ve got a 20-year horizon before you can eliminate the I&S. So you can’t eliminate all school property taxes, just contractually we’re in bed with school I&S for 20 years.” (pages 21, 22, 27, 48, 51)
- “And this was the whole plan, and that’s the whole reason it even got started over there because they were not moving that thing. We did three-and-a-half percent. I tried to take CO’s and count it on M&O, which y’all never recognized, which is probably the biggest game-changer. They can’t get rid of this funny business. We removed schools to put in 3, not because it’s different philosophically.”
DUSTIN BURROWS: This is the RPT number one priority, it is the biggest game-changer. Terry Holcomb and Mark Ramsey coming to me, this is what we want, we passed it last minute. Maybe your criticism should be, why is RPT saying this is the number one priority of their planks, and of course now we’re getting these things that say we didn’t pass any of their planks. This was their plank position, eliminate school M&O property.
MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN: But it didn’t. It said we’re going to study it for two years, figure out a way to do it and then it will go away, maybe, unless the legislature does something different in two years. That’s the read of the legislation. Now, maybe you have the absolute certainty that in the next legislative session, the legislature would have done something to find $60 billion.
MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN: Yes. On the economic side, yes. On the political side, I would put ending funding for union dues. The government collection of union dues. Only because, you know, a good reading of Sun Tzu notes the first thing you do is cut off your enemy’s supply lines. 98 percent of union money goes to Democrats. You can justify, with a straight nonpolitical face, not having the government fund the collection of union dues.
DUSTIN BURROWS: We just have to put it on the floor as we did. Here’s the thing: It’s also a two-cycle process. If you can get taxpayer-funded lobby. Now we have the threshold requirement, now, that some of it should be out there being made public. Most people don’t understand what the hell taxpayer-funded lobbying does. They don’t know it’s being used against police, fire, taxpayers everything else. Trying to expose it and build a case will make a difference in getting it passed next session. Union dues may be the same type of then you just have to flop it, get a test vote out of it, you know, and then push the narrative or try to push the narrative in between, to get that done.
DUSTIN BURROWS: I guess we’ll have a Republican caucus meeting, hopefully, to elect the most moderate Democrat speaker and go to war.
What Bonnen said about Texans:
DENNIS BONNEN: He can. I’m that much closer to passing taxpayer-funded lobbying. Let me tell you something: In this office and in the conference room on that end, any mayor, county judge that was dumb ass enough to come to meet with me, I told them with great clarity, my goal is for this to be the worst session in the history of the legislature for cities and counties.
DUSTIN BURROWS: I hope the next session’s even worse.
DENNIS BONNEN: No, no. Let me be clear with you about that. You have no responsibility who runs. Your responsibility is whether your money lands there. Fair?
DENNIS BONNEN: When Damon Rambo ran, he ran on his own. Seriously, he really did, and then you funded him. And I want to be clear, I’m okay, I mean that, but 19 that’s a perfect example. He showed up completely on his own. I know that. I absolutely know that, Michael.
MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN: And that’s the way we’ve always approached things.
DENNIS BONNEN: So all I’m asking is that this time you don’t fund him.
MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN: Yeah, that was
MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN: Thank you, sir. Adios.
DENNIS BONNEN: Hey, and I’m not kidding, we should be able to beat some of these people. They’re horrible. And don’t forget, Blakemore told Schofield not to worry about it and they didn’t spend any money, Gary Elkins spent no money and did nothing. Those two seats, we should win. Beckley, we should beat. Ana Marie Ramos is awful. And don’t forget something else: If a Democrat member does make a public statement against a Republican, I’m all in against them.
Michelle Beckley (D-HD65-Carrollton) pp 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 41
Trey Martinez Fischer (D-HD116-San Antonio): pp 14,16
Ana Marie Ramos (D-HD102-Richardson) pp 12, 41
Jon Rosenthal (D-HD135-Houston) pp 12, 18
Chris Turner (D-HD101-Grand Prairie) pp 16
John Turner (D-HD114-Crockett) pp 19
“10 moderate Republicans who don’t want to help on anything:”
Steve Allison (R-HD121-San Antonio) pp 43, 44
Trent Ashby(R-HD57-Lufkin) pp 43, 44
Ernest Bailes (R-HD18-Shepherd) pp 43, 44
Travis Clardy (R-HD11-Nacogdoches) pp 32, 33, 34, 43, 44
Drew Darby (R-HD72-San Angelo) pp 44
Kyle Kacal (R-HD12-College Station) pp 44
Stan Lambert (R-HD71-Abilene) pp 44
Tan Parker (R-HD63-Flower Mound) pp 13, 44
John Raney (R-HD14-College Station) pp 44
Phil Stephenson (R-HD85-Wharton) pp 31, 34, 35, 44
Republican who is “just a dumb freshman:”
Keith Bell (R-HD4-Forney) pp 43, 44
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I never thought it would happen to me. I never thought I would be in an abusive and toxic relationship as bad as this. I thought I was too smart. I thought I knew all of the signs. I thought I was too crafty. But I am in the middle of a toxic relationship and I can’t escape. I have tried, but he is like a stalker. He is everywhere. He has no boundaries. He has no conscience. “He” is the President of the United States.
To make matters worse, I didn’t ask to be in this relationship. It just found me. Well, maybe I did to a degree. I didn’t vote for him, but I also didn’t vote for the other candidate. My vote was a write in/protest vote. That didn’t turn out too well. I would have probably been in another toxic relationship if the other candidate won too, but this one feels SO bad.
Russian military officials are voicing concerns over the humanitarian crisis in Syria due to Turkish involvement. Turkey started an operation against the Kurds on October 9, 2019 under the guise of “counterterrorism.” The Kurdish population of Syria is that country’s largest ethnic minority, comprising between 7% and 10% of the population. Kurds are one of the indigenous peoples of the Mesopotamian plains and the highlands in what is now south-eastern Turkey, north-eastern Syria, northern Iraq, north-western Iran and south-western Armenia.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the that the national emergency declaration proclaimed by US President Donald Trump is illegal. Therefore, his decision to divert money from other sources to finance the construction of a border wall is also illegal. Judge David Briones of the US Federal Court for the Western District of Texas responded to a lawsuit filed against the federal government by El Paso County, Texas, jointly with the Border Network for Human Rights.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his first statement regarding the US withdrawal from Syria, strongly condemning the Turkish military action and offering humanitarian assistance to the Kurds. He stated “Israel condemns the Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies. Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.”
Trade talks between the US and China are scheduled to resume this week, on Thursday and Friday. The outside world is concerned about whether the two sides can end their 15-month trade war. According to Al Jazeera, the US government plans to partially cancel a ban on sales to Huawei, and allow them to continue to purchase parts from the United States.
The White House has refused to cooperate with the House Democrats’ investigative inquiry into a controversial July 25 phone call that U.S. President Donald Trump made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The U.S. president is alleged to have compelled the Ukrainian government to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden and his son by withholding aid.
US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he does not plan to cooperate in investigations into his possible impeachment, in a process opened by Congress. White House lawyer Pat Cipollone sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), on behalf of President Trump, explaining the stance the president will take in the process of ascertaining whether there was pressure on Ukraine to investigate the former Vice President, Joe Biden.
What has happen to America?!? It’s been 2 years since the Las Vegas shootings where 59 people loss their lives and in the past year the number of mass shootings has reached 26. As usual our focus has moved to other issues so the number of new laws restricting the purchase of high power weapons has been minimum.
Up until now, I supported almost everything President Trump has on his agenda upto 2020 when we elect the President of the United States again. He reduced unemployment to a rate we have never seen in the last 50 years. Yes, underemployment is down, as well. However, I never realized that a part of his agenda, we would have the potential to create additional terrorist acts either in the United States or against US interests abroad.
The US risks losing the support and trust of its allies. That’s what a section of the critics opine after President Donald Trump’s announcement Sunday that a smaller group of US forces are being withdrawn from northeastern Syria, allowing Turkey to enter the Kurdish-controlled areas at the border. The White House has, however, maintained that the US operation does not support the Turkish operation.
President Trump has not renegotiated a deal with Iran after withdrawing the United States from an Obama era nuclear pact. The two countries are at loggerheads following Trump’s exit from the international agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for lifting sanctions on the Islamic regime, though Trump has held open the door for future talks. Trump is quoted as saying “If we could work out something that’s meaningful, not a waste of paper that the other deal was, I would certainly be willing to meet.”
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel made a veiled attack on the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party on the 29th anniversary of German Unification Thursday, saying that economic grievances in the east were no excuse for racism. She said, ”It should never be the case that disappointment with politics however significant be accepted as a legitimate reason to marginalize, threaten or attack others because of their skin, color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The values of our constitution must guide each and every debate in our country. In concrete terms this means Yes to Open debate, Yes to tough demands from politics, No to intolerance, No to marginalization, No to hate and anti-Semitism, No to living at the expense of the weak and minorities.”
Joe Biden, whose campaign has been marked by repeated criticisms of the Trump administration, recently took a jab at the President’s handling of the economy. During a September town hall, Biden argued that Trump is becoming “more erratic” in dealing with the economy. The presidential hopeful claimed “the president is feeling pressure on the economy…He inherited a pretty good economy from Barack Obama, just like he inherited everything in his life.”
US President Donald Trump is in the midst of a political storm and is risking an impeachment because, in a telephone interview, he allegedly called for— and perhaps even tried to pressure— the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, but that has not caused Donald Trump to abandon the idea. Trump is also now calling on China to investigate the former Vice President and his son, Hunter’s business.
President of Israel Reuven Riblin at the 22nd inaugural meeting of the Knesset said that Israeli Democracy is in a state of emergency and a government must be formed as soon as possible. Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the long period of political uncertainty from April since the 21st Knesset was dissolved without making a government. They both called for a unity government. They said that Israelis will not forgive the leaders of the two major parties if a third election is held within a year.