The magician seems to have finally run out of tricks.
Opponent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu On Wednesday, they announced that they had established a government and agreed to expel him from his position. End of 12 years of seizure of power by veteran leaders..
In a statement, centrist Jail Rapid told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to establish a coalition government with former Defense Minister and former Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett and other political parties. He said he had notified him of success.
“The government will do everything it can to unite every part of Israeli society,” Rapid told Livelin.
Benjamin, a former settler leader who shares many of Netanyahu’s hard-line views and heads the small religious Yamina Party, will serve as prime minister for two years and then hand over the reins to Rapid for two years.
Rapid, Former broadcast journalistHe leads Yesh Atid, Israel’s second-largest political party, but could not have enough seats without Bennett’s hard-line nationalist Yamina party.
The coalition agreement still needs to be voted on by the Israeli parliament, but some time will pass in the coming weeks.
However, although announced just minutes before the opposition’s deadline to conclude the deal, the vulnerability of the deal would give Netanyahu the hope of withdrawing the deal before an important parliamentary vote.
But, nevertheless, this represents an important breakthrough for Netanyahu’s rule over Israeli politics for more than a decade, and within two weeks of his opposition. Presided over the ceasefire Following a recent conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza.
The new government will consist of a variety of constellations, combining dovish left-wing parties and right-wing nationalists to form an unlikely coalition. At the company.
Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to cling to power. Conflict, Corruption crime And Countless elections..
He was a polarized person for a long time Indicted He was charged with fraud, back office and bribery in late 2019. He has been on trial since last year. Alienation Many former allies and supporters who opposed him in recent elections.
However, his rivals have been desperately arranging to expel him by late Wednesday in recent days, but 71-year-old Netanyahu accused him of what he called a “fraudulent government” and took office. I did everything I could to prevent it.
He also welcomed a number of Republicans from the United States to his office in Jerusalem, a sign of his continued support from American rights.
Netanyahu was desperate to maintain power during the trial, but critics say he should not be able to get a job during the trial. IndictedIt is possible that the new coalition government will try to prevent prosecuted lawmakers from running for prime minister.
The coalition government also includes the Unified Arab List, an Arab-Islamist party. Despite the Arabs, who make up about 20% of Israel’s population, Arab political parties have never joined the Israeli coalition government.
It remains unclear how a new coalition government with such different views and interests can successfully govern.
Meanwhile, veteran politician and prominent Israeli politician Isaac Herzog was elected president on Wednesday. This role is primarily ceremonial, but aimed at promoting unity within Israel.
Centre-left politician Herzog is the former leader of the Israeli Labor Party, home to the founding leaders of Israel, and home to the party that later signed a groundbreaking Oslo peace agreement with Palestine.
President Joe Biden congratulated Herzog on Wednesday and praised “the unwavering commitment to strengthen Israel’s security, promote dialogue and bridge the entire Jewish community of the world.”
“Under his presidency, I am confident that the Israeli-US partnership will continue to grow and deepen,” Biden said in a statement.
Many in Israel would hope that the Bennett-Rapid agreement could afflict the country and end the political impasse that led to four elections in the last two years. Each vote was considered a referendum on Netanyahu’s ability to govern, and both ended in a dead end.
In the latest vote on March 23, Netanyahu’s Likud party won the most seats, but Israel’s 120-seat Knesset (parliament) failed to secure a majority of 61 seats. No party in Israel’s history has won a complete majority in the Knesset, making the coalition a fact of political life.
Given the opportunity to form a coalition government, Netanyahu failed to gather enough support to exceed the 61-seat threshold.He also Tried to try Despite having a unified arab list Slandered Israeli Arabs Voters in the last election.
The formation of a new “change” government will have a symbolic and legal blow to Netanyahu, but it does not necessarily mean the end of his political career. He lost the position of prime minister Before returning.