On Sunday, Naftali Bennett, leader of the small hard-line nationalist Yamina party, said he would work with Lapid to form a broader and unified government. “Save the country from blind spots and bring Israel back on track.” Lapid has the backing of two small liberal parties and secular nationalist groups.
Bennett and Lapid have until Wednesday to finalize a deal in which the pair split up as prime ministers – with Bennett serving for the first two years and Lapid for the next two years.
No political party has won a majority in Israel’s parliament, the 120-seat Knesset, by forcing smaller groups to take over. Unite to form an alliance with more than 61seats.
If Lapid and his allies, which range from radical nationalism to liberal Zionists and small Islamic parties, able to overcome their differences and seal the deal It will be the end of Netanyahu’s rule now.
Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. He has been in the position since 2009 and has been in the position for a short time. In the late 1990s, although his Likud party was the largest in the Knesset, he became divided. Israel has held four parliamentary elections in the past two years. All of which constitute a referendum on the suitability of governing.
The long-serving prime minister retains power despite fraud charges. breach of trust And taking bribes in 2019, Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing. and refused to resign while on trial.
After Bennett announced his intention to join forces with Lapid, Netanyahu made a national televised speech, saying that the government “It is a danger to the security of Israel. And it also jeopardizes the future of the state.”
Lapid responded to Netanyahu’s remarks on Monday. by saying that they “Careless and dangerous like a man who has lost his brakes.”
“If you want to know why we are committed [bring] Changing Government in Israel Go listen to Netanyahu’s speech,” Lapid said, referring to Netanyahu’s claims that a government without him would be “dangerous” and calling for violence against the prime minister’s political opponents. and others
Lapid pointed to security details given to political rivals, journalists and the prime minister’s prosecutor in Netanyahu’s corruption trial.
The Knesset Guard on Sunday approved the assignment of a personal bodyguard to Yamina’s senior politician Ayelet Shaked amid the growing threat of physical violence. A protester outside Shaked’s house held a sign that read: “Leftist traitor” Bennett was given a personal security guard earlier this month.
Gideon Saar, a former member of Netanyahu’s Likud party who split before elections in March, said his New Hope was “doing everything in our power” to compromise and form a government. But such results remain uncertain.
The Tsar took a stance against “provocation” against politicians trying to form a coalition without Netanyahu. By saying that the Prime Minister “And his people are contributing to the brutal legitimacy of the unborn government.”