We are witnessing “the biggest electoral fraud in the history of this country, and in my opinion, in the history of democracy” – Jack leading Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel commented on the latest result elections And the fact that the opposition formed a coalition to deprive him of power.
Bennett urged Netanyahu not to block the formation of a new government and to “allow Israel to move forward.” He also condemned the “brutal machine” that was to be launched against the deputies in his Yamina party with the aim of “smashing” them and pushing them to vote against the new alliance. Two of Yamina’s deputies received additional protection last week.
Diplomat Alon Pinkas, writing for the Israeli newspaper, has estimated that Netanyahu has copied Donald Trump in recent years, and has now come up with his version of the January 6 attack on the Capitol (when Trump supporters attacked Parliament while approving the results of his losing elections).
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party won the most votes in the March elections, but was unable to form a majority government. Netanyahu has been Prime Minister since 2009. In recent years, several other elections have been held due to the inability to form a coalition between him and the opposition.
The end of the Netanyahu era
A new coalition is formed From the right-wing and left-wing parties and from the Arab-Israeli group. In the first term, Yamina Naftali Bennett (former Netanyahu ally) will be prime minister of the right-wing party, who will be replaced in 2023 by Yair Lapid – the leader of the centrists. Lapid assured that the government would work in the service of all Israeli citizens – those who voted for the coalition’s constituent parties as well as their opponents. He stressed that politicians want to unite and connect all parts of Israeli society.
Arab-Israeli leader Mansour Abbas said that negotiations on the agreement were difficult and there were differences, but the most important thing was to conclude the talks. He added that the agreement included many elements for the benefit of the Arab community.
The government must obtain a vote of confidence to be sworn in President. The coalition must have the support of a majority of 120 parliamentarians. Currently, the eight parties of the new coalition have 62 seats in the Knesset. Parliament’s support is uncertain as one of Representatives Yameen announced on Wednesday that he might vote against. The new coalition wants a vote of confidence as soon as possible.