With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s directive to form a government scheduled to run out at midnight Tuesday, both he and his rivals made last-minute efforts to keep the elusive majority there. Centered on Leader Yamina Naftali Bennett and the support of Islamist Ra’am Party.
Although Yamina only won seven seats in the March elections, Bennett became a potential and king.
With the deadline approaching, Netanyahu said on Monday he was ready to step out of prime minister and let Bennett take over as prime minister first in a rotation deal, a proposal that Bennett had. It was fired immediately, which said in response that Netanyahu had not received a vote. To form a government
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Meanwhile, opposition leader Yair Lapid said he expected President Reuven Rivlin to delegate him to form a government “if nothing surprising happened” before Tuesday night. But he is willing to allow Bennett to serve as prime minister first in an inter-rotation agreement.
Channel 13 reported Monday night that Lapid offered Bennett the first rotation in the power-sharing agreement, in which Bennett would hold office for a period of two years, three months after that he would be appointed as Secretary of State and Lapid would. Take a position premier.
Lapid also pledged a high-level contribution to Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked (either internal or public security) and two or three additional portfolios for members of the seven MK right-wing parties, if any. Form a government
Lapid is also willing to place Bennett’s right-wing group in the future Unity Front.
Netanyahu, on the other hand, offered Bennett as prime minister throughout the year in the Shaked senior turnover deal, and Yamina was eventually merged with Likud in a future election race.
But Netanyahu is also in trouble, and despite being with Yamina, he has to seize his government with support for Raam from outside the coalition.
Raham is key to Netanyahu’s hopes of staying in power and avoiding a fifth straight election. In a rare move for an Israeli Arab politician, leader Mansour Abbas has expressed a willingness to support a right-wing government in order to develop legal priorities for his community.
And on Monday, in a clear stance against the Israeli right-wing, Abbas condemned the recent Palestinian terror attack at Tapuah Junction in the West Bank that left Israeli Yeshiva students. Three were injured.
Still, seven-seat Zionist leader Bezaleel Smothrich is the key to a right-wing government led by Netanyahu – a fierce opposition to any government that relies on Ra’s support. Burnham
“We will not partner in any government actively persuaded or by refraining from Ra’am or other terrorist supporters,” Smotrich said last month.
Channel 12 said Smotrich disagreed with Abbas’ remarks.
Bennett held Monday’s late-night meeting with Abbas, Ynet reported for the second time since the March 23 election.
The meeting comes amid reports of pressure from Netanyahu, Abbas met Rabbi Shamot Rakman last week, the spiritual leader of the National Religious Camp. Public commentator Kan reported that the two met for an hour at Druckman’s home, but Druckman later ruled that the national religious camp would not sit in a government dependent on Ra’am.
However, in a statement on the national religion Kipa website, Druckman declined to meet with Abbas, saying he remained “intending not to form a government with them”.
Yamina, number two Shaked, revealed Monday in a memo from a closed-door meeting that the party wanted to join Netanyahu and the right-wing government. But it was determined not to go to the fifth election, even if it meant a unity of government with Lapid.
Her remarks include harsh remarks about Netanyahu and his wife Sara, which she describes as “dictators” and “tyrants” with “lust for power” and said the prime minister was only interested in the throat trial. Ongoing corruption
It is expected that if Netanyahu fails to form a government, Rivlin will touch Lapid with this mission.
Netanyahu was given the first opportunity to jointly form a government on April 6 after being guided by Lapid’s 52 MK to 45.
Riflin, who as president was tasked with ordering lawmakers to form a government, can have Netanyahu extend it after the 28-day expiration of Tuesday night, hand over power to another lawmaker or send it to Knesset. For a period of 21 days thereafter The fifth election will be called automatically if no one can form a government.
The president wants a second choice, according to Hebrew media reports on Monday and is scheduled to hand over Lapid’s regime power, as he is given the second most advice when Riplin consulted. With party representatives after the election
Riflin was also able to offer Bennette the opportunity to set up a government. But reports, citing senior political sources, said the president was unlikely to take that route, although Netanyahu and most of the right-wing lawmakers would choose to revise their recommendations to Riflin in Order Bennett to return.
The fourth last election since April 2019 ended in a shutdown, with Netanyahu’s right-wing religious group missing another majority in rule, partly because three right-wing parties run with Goals that will change him