Israel Netanyahu denies “incitement” and calls election fraud Benjamin Netanyahu News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuted the allegations of incitement and stated that the newly formed Israeli coalition was prepared to oust him, which was the result of the “biggest election fraud” in the history of democracy.
Netanyahu, who has been in power for 12 consecutive years, is facing the overthrow of the eight-party coalition, simply because they have a common hostility towards him.
Commenting on the right-wing Likud legislators, Netanyahu said: “We are witnessing the biggest electoral fraud in the country’s history. In my opinion, this is the history of any democratic country.”
Netanyahu is caught in court battles over corruption charges and may face jail time. Netanyahu has mobilized his supporters to strip defectors before confirming the vote.
On Saturday, Nadav Argaman, the head of Israel’s Sinbet’s internal security agency, issued a rare public statement on social media warnings of “a serious escalation of violence and inflammatory speech.”
Algaman said: “Some groups or individuals may interpret this kind of speech as an illegal act of violence that promotes and may even lead to the loss of life,” he called on public officials to “make a clear call to stop this kind of speech.”
A Shin Bet spokesperson would not tell AFP whether Argaman was referring to a threatened group or individual, but said: “This is a general atmosphere that must stop.”
However, politicians who opposed Netanyahu and some local media interpreted Agaman’s statement as a warning to the prime minister.
Netanyahu said on Sunday: “The line between political criticism and incitement to violence is very fine.”
“We cannot say that when criticism comes from the right, it is inciting violence. When it comes from the left, it is a reasonable use of freedom of speech,” he said at a meeting of Likud party members.
“I condemn all acts of incitement to violence,” he added.
Netanyahu claimed that he was the target of a “more serious” movement, and once again called the alliance seeking to replace him a “dangerous left-wing government.”
The coalition consists of three right-wing, two centrist and two left-wing parties, and one Israel palestine civic party.
According to the alliance agreement, Naftali Bennett of the far-right Yamina Party will serve as prime minister for two years, and will be replaced by Yair Lapid, a centrist of the Yesh Atid Party in 2023.
Netanyahu’s supporters have been working hard to fight for the defection of Representative Yamamina. They do not like to cooperate with Palestinian citizens in Israel and the Jewish left.
Some people held a demonstration outside the House of Assemblyman Yamina.
According to Israeli media reports, the parliamentary vote of confidence is the last step in the formalization of the new government, and it may be held on Wednesday or next Monday.
In a televised speech, Bennett called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Netanyahu’s loyal supporter Yarif Levine not to try to buy time to encourage members of the new coalition to defect, and said he should hold a vote on Wednesday. Levine did not immediately comment.
“Let go. Let the country move forward,” Bennett said in a speech to Netanyahu, who has been in power since 2009.
“Mr. Netanyahu, don’t leave the scorched earth behind. All of us, the whole country, want to remember the good things you did during your service.”
The parliamentary security committee stated that it will hold an emergency meeting at 9 am (06:00 GMT) on Monday, “in view of the unusual warning issued by the Sinbet leader” and the call for a march in Israel by far-right people-Thursday was Occupied East Jerusalem.