Netanyahu’s enemies push for a quick vote to end his 12-year rule | Benjamin Netanyahu News
Opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are pushing for a quick vote to end his record-setting rules, and are racing to stop the Prime Minister and his allies from frantically pushing to disrupt government order. Newly announced alliance.
After opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main alliance partner Naftali Bennett (a couple with eccentric ideologies) announced on Wednesday night that they had A few hours after the agreement was reached to form a new government, a new phase of political war began.
This announcement triggered a complex process that may continue next week, giving Netanyahu time to try to pressure coalition members who are ideologically aligned with him to withdraw from the organization.
The question now is whether the 61-vote coalition can be unanimous through the 120-member Knesset vote—who will preside over the vote?
Netanyahu accused the former allies who joined the new alliance of betraying right-wing values. His supporters have demonstrated and launched a vicious social media campaign, repeating Netanyahu’s message in the past week following the merger of the new alliance.
One factor that favors Netanyahu is that the Speaker of the Parliament is an ally, he can use his position to postpone the vote and give Netanyahu more time to disrupt the alliance.
The prime minister and his allies met later on Thursday to plan the next move. It is not clear whether his opponents can appoint a new speaker to preside over the parliamentary vote to confirm the new government.
If it passes, Rapid and various partners across the Israeli political spectrum will end Netanyahu’s record-breaking 12-year rule of division.
According to the agreement, Rapide and Bennett will take turns to share the post of prime minister. Bennett, Netanyahu’s former ally, will serve in the first two years, while Rapide will serve in the last two years-although it is far from certain that their fragile alliance will last that long.
The historic agreement also includes a small United Arab Emirates list, which will make it the first Israeli-Palestinian citizen party to become part of the ruling coalition in Israel.
Netanyahu is eager to stay in office while fighting corruption allegations, and is expected to do everything possible in the coming days to prevent the new coalition from taking power. If he fails, he will be pushed into the opposition.
Political analysts generally expect that Netanyahu will try to pick off what people call the “low-hanging fruit” and catch the Armina member Bennett’s party who is dissatisfied with the partnership with Palestine and left-wing lawmakers.
Tamar Zandberg, the Meretz legislator, admitted that the coalition that her party joined was difficult to start.
“The coalition’s test…is the swearing-in. It won’t be without rough patches and problems,” she said on Army Radio on Thursday.
Netanyahu, who has not yet responded to Rapide’s statement, controls 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset, which is almost twice as fast as Rapid’s Yesh Atid party, and he and at least three other Religious and nationalist parties form an alliance.
A source involved in the coalition negotiations said that the proposed new government will try to maintain consensus by avoiding hot ideological issues, such as whether to annex or cede Palestinians who wish to establish a nation in the occupied West Bank.
Bennet has said that the establishment of an independent Palestine is suicide for Israel. He made the annexation of part of the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war a major feature of his political program, but it seems politically infeasible to continue this broad new alliance.
Eleven days after the ceasefire ended, any new violence in the Gaza Strip could shake the broad alliance, with Israel intensively bombing the besieged enclave in retaliation for rockets fired there.
‘Return to Sanity’
During his tenure as prime minister, Netanyahu often became a polarizing figure at home and abroad.
He has said that the Bennett-Rapid alliance will endanger Israel’s security-alluding to efforts to contain Iran’s nuclear program and manage the Palestinian issue.
Rapid is a centrist. He promised to “restore sanity” to Israel. After Netanyahu failed to form a government after the results of the March elections, he was given the task of forming a government.
Netanyahu’s competitors listed the criminal charges against him as the main reason Israel needs a new leader, believing that he might use a new term to legislate immunity to protect himself.
Lapid said on Twitter: “This government…will respect its opponents and do everything it can to unite and connect all parts of Israeli society.”
If the new government is sworn in, it will face considerable challenges. In addition to Iran and the dying peace process with the Palestinians, it also faces a war crimes investigation by the International Criminal Court and an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Bennett has stated that its members must compromise on such ideological issues in order to get the country back on track.