October 24, 2021

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Israel | Netanyahu failed to form a government, rivals salivate

Israel |  Netanyahu failed to form a government, rivals salivate

(Jerusalem) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on trial in a series of “corruption” cases, failed to form a government as scheduled on Wednesday, paving the way for rivals seeking to oust him from power.


Guillaume Lavalle
France Media Agency

On Monday, Israeli channels competed in the scenes, sometimes very intriguing, allowing Mr. Netanyahu (moderate) to stay in power by mobilizing all moderate forces, including Islamists, to achieve a likud parliamentary majority.

In the March 23 legislative elections, Nestl ఉంది is leading by 30 out of 120 seats – the fourth in two years in Israel – Mr Netanyahu last month ordered the formation of a government by President Raven Rivlin.

After weeks of conspiracy, debates in the hall and sometimes contradictory rumors, the most permanent prime minister in Israeli history failed to form a government with a majority of 61 MPs.

“Before midnight, Netanyahu informed the presidency that he was unable to form a government, so I returned the order to the president,” President Rivlin’s office said in a statement.

“Historical Opportunity”

So what happens next? According to his services, the Israeli president should consult with Knesset-elected officials early Wednesday morning to discuss the process to follow and try to end this soap opera, which appears to be “endless history.”

Centurion Yar Lapid, a former journalist and Star TV host, said on Monday that he was ready to hand over the responsibility of forming the government, under the tutelage of Yash Atheed (“there is a future”).

“It simply came to our notice then […] This is a historic opportunity to break down the barriers that divide Israeli society, to unite religious and secularists, the left, the right and the center, ”Mr Lapid said.

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Alleging in the same breath that Prime Minister Netanyahu and his team did not prevent the “avoidable” tragedy of Mount Meron, 45 Jews died in a major stampede on Friday during a pilgrimage that brought together tens of thousands of ultra-Jewish Jews. Orthodox.

“Block of change”

Over the past few weeks, Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies have sought to form a “moderate government” with ultra-Orthodox parties and radical moderate Yamina and right-wing “religious Zionism” structures.

But by adding to this support, his political counterpart stopped at 59 elected representatives, two aides close to a parliamentary majority.

In an attempt to reach this limit, the Prime Minister left Liquid to form the traditional “New Hope” party, failing to repatriate moderate rebels who had stunned Mansour Abbas’ Islamist party Ram, which angered him.

Will the opposition win where Benjamin Netanyahu failed yesterday? First, the Leader of the Opposition must seek to obtain an order to form a government.

In this capacity, former Army Chief Benny Gantz said on Tuesday evening that he had “talked to all the leaders of the pro-change parties, asking them to recommend that Mr. Lapid get the order to form a government.” Form a government together “in a few hours”.

After publicly collecting “anti-Netanyahu” voices on the left, middle and right, the counter of this “block of change” stops at 51 aides.

So he will have to rally in the Arab parties (10 elected in total) or in the formation of the radical right-wing Yamina led by Naphtali Bennett, whom Mr. Netanyahu also gave on Monday, but without success, became the first minister in the rotation of office.

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If the opposition succeeds in forming a government, a page in Israeli history will turn with the departure of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been in power for the past 12 years. Otherwise, the people of Israel are in danger of returning to the polls … for the fifth time in just two years.