The Left is about to seize power in Israel. This calamity is a result of the betrayal of Naftali Bennett, who is the head of Israel’s Yamina Party. A party with a mere 7 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Bennett promised that he would never form a government with the Left. Sadly, Bennett lied to his constituents.
This is a very serious time for Israel. Israel is now facing the prospect of a nuclearized Iran, an emboldened Palestinian Authority, and a hostile Biden Administration. There is no one in Israel who is anywhere near as qualified to lead Israel in these perilous times as Prime Minister Netanyahu. Shame on Naftali Bennett. History will not be kind to this turncoat.
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Lapid tells Rivlin: I have succeeded in forming coalition with Bennett
Bennett, Abbas finalize coalition deal * New governing coalition has been formed and is prepared to replace Netanyahu
By Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2021
A new governing coalition has been formed and is prepared to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Yair Lapid officially informed President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin late Wednesday night.“I commit to you Mr. President, that this government will work to serve all the citizens of Israel including those who aren’t members of it, will respect those who oppose it, and do everything in its power to unite all parts of Israeli society,” Lapid told Rivlin at 11:35 p.m.
Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, Lapid and Ra’am (United Arab List) chairman Mansour Abbas signed an agreement at a meeting on Wednesday night at Ramat Gan’s Kfar Hamaccabiah Hotel, in the first coalition deal ever signed by an Arab party.
Abbas had added last-minute demands on Wednesday, following multiple conversations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After Netanyahu offered to cancel a law enforcing fines on illegal Arab building, Abbas demanded the same from the unity government being formed.The Southern Islamic Movement’s Shura Council decided in Kfar Kassem on Wednesday night to empower Abbas to make a final decision about whether to enter the coalition, based on his conversation with Bennett and Lapid.
“The decision was hard and there were several disputes but it was important to reach agreements,” Abbas told reporters after singing the deal.Another coalition deal was signed with the New Hope Party. The deal guarantees splitting the role of the attorney-general, preventing Palestinian construction in Israeli controlled Area C of the West Bank and legalizing the usage of cannabis. The party received the Justice, Education, Construction and Communications portfolios.Another dispute appeared to be on the way to a compromise after Bennett’s number two in Yamina, MK Ayelet Shaked, accepted a rotation in the Judicial Selection Committee with Labor leader Merav Michaeli. According to the compromise, Shaked would serve on the committee in the first half of the term, along with an MK from Labor, and Michaeli in the second half, along with an MK from New Hope.But Michaeli then demanded to go first in the rotation, which Shaked requested. One way of resolving the dispute that was discussed is a rotation of portfolios in the second half of the term, with Shaked becoming justice minister, New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar shifting from the Justice to the Foreign Affairs portfolio and Bennett moving from prime minister to interior minister and alternate prime minister when Lapid becomes prime minister. Michaeli could also be promoted in that scenario.Michaeli and Lapid met late Wednesday night just ahead of the deadline.The judicial selection committee is due to select six new Supreme Court judges over the next four years. It automatically includes the justice minister, who will be New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar, one additional minister, an MK from the coalition and one from the opposition. There are also representatives from the current Supreme Court and the Bar Association.
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