Israeli President Chooses Netanyahu to Form Government


Jerusalem-The Israeli president handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country’s divided parliament.

In his announcement, President Reuven Rivlin admitted that no party leader had the support needed to form a majority coalition government in the 120-seat Knesset. He also said that many believe Netanyahu is not suitable for serving as prime minister in light of his legal issues.

Nevertheless, Netanyahu said there was nothing in the law that prevented Netanyahu from taking up the position. After consulting with the 13 newly elected parliamentary parties, Netanyahu said Netanyahu was most likely to form a new government.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is discussing who will form the next coalition government at the Presidential Palace in Jerusalem, Israel, on April 5, 2021. (Abir Sultan / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

“I decided to leave him to the task,” Riblin said from Jerusalem.

“This is not an easy moral and ethical decision,” he added. “The state of Israel should not be taken for granted, and I am afraid of my country.”

So Librin advanced the twin drama about the future of the country and the fate of Netanyahu, giving Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister a new opportunity to save his career. Netanyahu currently has up to six weeks to try to unite the coalition. If he fails, Librin may give another leader an opportunity to try to form a government. Alternatively, the country could enter an unprecedented fifth election in just two years.

Netanyahu is the most favored in Knesset, Israel, with 52 seats. However, it still does not reach the 61 seats required for the majority. He could use his persuasive power to seduce many enemies, including a close former aide who vowed never to serve under him, at the generous offer of powerful government ministries and legislative committees. there is.

The task is not easy.

To secure a majority, Netanyahu probably needs the support of a small Arab Islamic party, and one of his partners, a religious Zionist, says they will not serve the government with their Arab partners.

Johann Presner, chairman of the Israeli Democracy Institute, a Jerusalem think tank, said:

Netanyahu will also need the support of Yamina, a right-wing party led by a former ally rival. Yamina leader Naftali Bennett has had a tense relationship with Netanyahu in recent years. He was also calm in his alliance with Arab political parties.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) will attend the evidence hearing stage of the Jerusalem District Court in Jerusalem District Court, Israel’s East Jerusalem, on April 5, 2021. (AbirSultan / Pool Photo via AP)

Bennett called for the formation of a “stable right-wing” government on Tuesday and promised to negotiate “in good faith.” But he did not promise to support Netanyahu, who has led the country for the past 12 years.

Opposition leader Yesh Atid, the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, admitted that the law left Riblin “choice”, but in the same tweet, “hurts Israel” development. It was accused of being “shameful shame.”

Rapid proposed an alternative. You’ll see two men take over for the prime minister’s job in a power-sharing arrangement with Bennett. They are expected to engage in fierce negotiations in the coming weeks.

Approximately 100 protesters lifted a simulated submarine in a noisy demonstration on Tuesday as a sign of a challenge ahead of Netanyahu. This was heard when authorities began a new parliamentary oath festival in the outdoor plaza. Submarines point to graft scandals, including the purchase of German submarines.

When the new Knesset took office, Librin appealed for unity in his speech.

“If we don’t learn and find a model of partnership that allows us to live together here, we respect each other, commit to each other, and from true solidarity, the resilience of our country is really at risk. Exposed, “he said, his voice seemed to sway with emotions.

Netanyahu’s coalition negotiations will take place behind his corruption trial. The ruling is months or years away, but the process is expected to take place up to three days a week, which is an embarrassing and time-consuming distraction that masks Netanyahu’s appeal against rivals.

Police officers are guarding in front of protesters
On April 5, 2021, police officers were in front of protesters when a convoy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the district court of Jerusalem for a hearing at a corruption trial in Saraeldin, eastern Jerusalem, Israel. I will guard you. (Maya Allerusso / AP photo)

In court, he faces fraud, trust breaches, and bribery charges in three separate cases. The premier did not appear in court, but the proceedings resumed on Tuesday.

An important witness on Monday cast Netanyahu as a crazy leader in the image.

Netanyahu denied all charges and accused the prosecutor of persecuting him for his absence in a nationally aired speech. “This is what the coup attempt looks like,” he said.

This week’s proceedings focused on the most serious proceedings against Netanyahu. Netanyahu has been accused of promoting regulations that would benefit Bezeq’s telecommunications companies by hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange for active coverage of Bezeq’s popular news site, Walla.

Former editor-in-chief of Walla, Iran Yeshua, announced that Bezeq owners Shoal and Iris Elovich had an advantage over Netanyahu, explaining a system that repeatedly pressured the prime minister’s rivals to be defiled.

What explanation did he give from the couple? “That’s what the prime minister wanted,” he said.

Raleigh Kerman and Iran Ben Zion

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