Knesset to vote on new government on Sunday | Middle East News


The speaker of the Israeli parliament arranged a vote that may end Netanyahu’s 12-year rule.

The Speaker of the Israeli Parliament has scheduled a vote on the new government on Sunday to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule, the longest rule in the country’s history.

Netanyahu’s ally and Speaker Yariv Levin said in a statement on Tuesday: “The debate and voting on the new government will be held on Sunday… during the special session of the parliament.”

If the coalition of right, left, centrist and Arab parties wins a vote of confidence, it will be sworn in on the same day, marking Netanyahu’s end to the prime minister’s campaign and the nationalist Naftali Bennett to succeed him.

Last Wednesday, Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid Party, announced that he and the former Defense Minister Bennett who led the far-right Yamina Party Formed a broad ruling coalition This is Israel’s fourth election in two years following the inconclusive election on March 23.

According to their agreement, Bennett will serve as prime minister first, followed by Rapide.

Bennettzen Urging Levine A parliamentary vote was held on Wednesday and called on Netanyahu to “let go” and stop any efforts to persuade members of the new coalition to defect and sabotage its inauguration.

Fierce accusations within Israel’s right and extreme right have prompted Israeli security services to issue rare warnings against online incitement. Netanyahu’s opponents called this a warning to the prime minister.

Netanyahu called the new coalition a “fraud of the century,” and he has been trying to thwart the coalition by stripping right-wing defectors who are uneasy about working with left-wing and Arab lawmakers (Palestinian citizens of Israel).

Israel held four elections in less than two years, the most recent in March.

Every time, voters are seriously polarized as to whether Netanyahu should continue to govern while facing corruption charges, and he is now undergoing trial.

The emergency government established last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic fell into political infighting and collapsed in December.

Before authorizing Rapide, Netanyahu tried to form a government after the March elections, but was unsuccessful.

As tensions intensify after weeks of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in Jerusalem, the political transition may derail.

Israel initiated an 11-day Military attack on Gaza This resulted in the deaths of more than 250 Palestinians, including 66 children.





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