Occupied Jerusalem – The corruption cases against which former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being tried seemed marginal and of no value in the Israeli political and party scene after his ouster and the formation of an alternative government headed by Naftali Bennett, in light of the likelihood that his trial will take years without a resolution.
The winds are tilting in favor of Netanyahu, especially with the absence of a majority in the Knesset in support of the legislation of laws that prevent those convicted of corruption from forming a government in the future. Read also Haaretz: Netanyahu ordered the destruction of top-secret documents hours before leaving the government After his fall at the hands of a new coalition, what are the legal challenges facing Netanyahu? In the video… An embarrassing situation for Netanyahu after sitting in the prime minister’s seat during a Knesset session The march of the flags is a bomb planted by Netanyahu .. How did Bennett manage to avoid it?
With the slogan “I will return soon”, Netanyahu, who was overthrown after 12 years of undisputed prime ministership, aims to establish himself in the Israeli mentality that he is still strong and popular, and reinforces his title of “King of Israel” and “Savior of Israel” from any dangers and challenges. security and military.
Analysts and activists estimate that Netanyahu has already won the battle of Israeli consciousness and memory in his favour. However, on his way back to the premiership, he faces a hidden leadership struggle over the leadership of his “Likud” party, as it is expected that he will be challenged by the former mayor of the occupation in Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, the former Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein, and the former Minister of Finance, Israel Katz.
struggle and frustration
In the battle over the awareness of Israeli voters, Peace Now spokesman Adam Clare believes that Netanyahu is seeking to thwart any attempt to rebel against him or compete for the Likud presidency, by initiating immediate primaries in anticipation of any alignments or alliances that oust him from the party leadership.
Claire explained, in his speech to Al Jazeera Net, that Netanyahu wants to anticipate events and take sudden steps while he is still in his power and dominance to consolidate his position within the Likud and his control over the leaders of the party’s branches in the country to miss any opportunity on his competitors, as he is aware that his removal from the Likud presidency means absence from The Israeli political scene and spending years in the corridors of the courts on corruption charges.
In parallel with the hidden conflict within his party, the spokesman for the “Peace Now” bloc says that Netanyahu has escalated his efforts to dismantle the camp opposed to him and to consolidate the right-wing camp again under his leadership, and to exert pressure to split the “Yamina” party headed by the new Prime Minister Bennett, as well as the “New Hope” party. headed by Gideon Sa’ar, in order to accelerate the overthrow of the government While continuing to question the judicial track and promoting among Israelis that the corruption files are fabricated and exaggerated.
Drop and block
In a reading of Netanyahu’s chances of returning to the prime minister’s chair again, the researcher in Israeli affairs, Bilal Daher, believes that the picture is unclear in light of the blurring of the coalition scene between the “Change Bloc” parties.
Daher told Al Jazeera Net, “Although the parties agree to overthrow Netanyahu, but there is no consensus among them, even on one issue. Therefore, it is not clear how long this government will continue in office, months, a year, or perhaps more.”
The researcher in Israeli affairs believes that the new government headed by Bennett will not end its term, and fall due to internal disputes between its vehicles, and it being a minority government that enjoys the support of 61 Knesset members, meaning that it may fall with one opposition vote from the coalition in any vote on a no-confidence bill presented by the opposition. headed by Netanyahu.
In parallel with Netanyahu’s programmed approach to bring down the Bennett government, Daher says, “Netanyahu is looking forward to holding urgent primaries to establish himself as the leader of the Likud party, and to undermine any internal opposition that competes with him for his presidency, knowing that some Likud figures oppose Netanyahu’s intention to hold primaries lightly.”
Doubt and bet
Despite this opposition, there are many personalities who were supportive of Netanyahu looking forward to competing with him for the leadership of the party, but the researcher in the Israeli affairs ruled out that they would be able to oust him from the leadership of the Likud, and believes that he is still the strongest leader in the party.
Regarding Netanyahu’s political future in light of his trial in corruption cases, Daher expects the trial to continue for several years, as his defense team adopts a policy of questioning the accounts and testimonies of prosecution witnesses, thus creating a state of uncertainty that Netanyahu committed the charges against him, and promoting the narrative that the files are inflated, While continuing to incite law enforcement authorities and portray them as targeting his person.
The researcher believes that the judicial track of Netanyahu’s trial will continue without any connection to his efforts to bring down the Bennett government and return to the premiership again, as Netanyahu is still exerting pressure on Knesset members to withdraw from the government.
Accordingly, according to Daher, “it is difficult to resolve questions about the duration of the new government’s continuity and steadfastness,” but in light of the difficulties and challenges, “it is most likely that it will not last long.”