With the far-right Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett’s dramatic announcement on Sunday night of his intention to join the government of Yair Lapid leader Yair Lapid and rotate with him for the premiership, Israel is close to ending the reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This is what the writer started with the Israeli newspaper “Jerusalem Post” (Jerusalem Post), fled Kinnon, an analysis of him in which he indicated that it will take some time for some to adjust to Israel without Netanyahu as prime minister.
To shed light on the length of Netanyahu’s rule, the writer pointed out that this Israeli leader assumed the premiership for the second time 12 years and 55 days ago, but he had been prime minister 3 years before that period from 1996 to 1999, so that he would have served as prime minister. In Israel for 15 years and 73 days.
But Kenon clarified that today Israel is just around the corner from changing the head of its political hierarchy, thus ending the era of Netanyahu, who “has been part of the political scene here for a long time, and has been prime minister for a long time, and it will take some time for people to get used to that he will not take it.” Decisions and will not deliver speeches loudly and will not make political decisions, “as he put it.
However, the writer added that people will quickly adapt to the new situation, as no one is too big to dispense with him and be replaced by others, regardless of his importance and whatever the depth of the impact he left.
Many wonder, according to the writer, about the reason that prompted Bennett to do what he did, especially after the campaign in which he explicitly promised not to do what he is doing now precisely: enabling Lapid to form a government, sit in a government with Lapid as prime minister, and work himself as prime minister. , Even though he only has 6 seats in the Knesset.
But Bennett, according to the writer, also promised to ensure that a fifth election would not take place, which he fulfilled, but what were his motives? “Is he taking this step because he thinks it is in Israel’s best interest? Or is he doing it, as Netanyahu accused him on Sunday night, to realize a blind personal ambition and because he has a lot to gain personally including a premiership that he would not have had if we proceeded in our measure of the number of votes he received He got it in any of the previous elections? “
Nevertheless, the writer believes that what Bennett did is in line with his conviction that he is only serving his country, as he will spare it a fifth election that may then lead to the sixth and seventh elections, which will represent a disaster for Israel, and this step will enable him to become prime minister.
These two justifications are not contradictory, according to Kenon, as man is not obliged to limit his motives to one motive only, and there is room for the mind to reconcile different causes and motives, according to the writer.