Israeli Knesset Speaker Yariv Lavin decided to announce on Monday that the commissioner to form the new Israeli government, leader of the “There is a Future” party, Yair Lapid, had accomplished his mission, at a time when potential Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett threatened to launch a military operation on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.
According to his decision, Lavigne will set a date for presenting the cabinet to the Knesset for confidence within a week. Read also An article in Haaretz: Is the new Israeli formation called a government of change?America and Israel… Is the era of absolute support for the occupation over? And what did the Palestinians gain?Beyond the news – how will the Biden administration deal with the new government in Israel?
Tel Aviv sources speculate that Lavigne will delay the government’s offer of confidence until Monday of the week after next, in order to allow the leader of his party, Netanyahu, to continue his attempts to hunt down rebels from within the right-wing parties participating in the new combination against him, in the hope that this will lose the parliamentary majority required to obtain confidence. Parliament and thus heading to new elections.
Analysts agree to describe the new Israeli government as a “government of paralysis” in all files related to the Palestinian issue, as well as internal files, but they pointed out that the government is represented by Yair Lapid, the leader of the “There is a Future” party, and Naftali Bennett, the leader of the “Yamina” party, which is dominated by extremism. .
The potential Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, threatened to launch a military operation on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon if the need arises.
Bennett said that the possible Israeli government of change – whose leadership he will alternate with the leader of the centrist “There is a Future” party Yair Lapid – will not refrain from launching a war on Gaza or Lebanon if the need arises.
In his interview with Israel’s Channel 12, Bennett admitted that launching the war would lead to the overthrow of the government by withdrawing the United Arab List’s support for it.
He said if there is a need for military action in Gaza or in Lebanon, what should we do? We will do it, there are no political restrictions, and at the end of the war itself if there is a coalition (government) so be it, if not we will go to the polls, everything is fine.
Lapid was able to form the “prospective” government after obtaining the support of the United Arab List party led by Abbas Mansour in exchange for an agreement to improve the living conditions of Arabs in Israel.
And if the new Israeli government obtains the confidence of the Knesset (Parliament), Bennett, 49, will become its president until September 2023, to be followed by Yair Lapid.
Bennett suggested that the new government would be subject to pressure from the US administration regarding settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Bennett is known for supporting Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories, as well as his strong opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state, and his repeated call for Israel to annex Area C, which constitutes 60% of the West Bank.
Regarding the expected change government, Bennett expressed his hope that a vote of confidence will take place within 10 days, and said, “I hope and believe that within 10 days a new government will be formed that will put an end to a very bad period for the State of Israel, a period of quarrels and 4 elections and chaos, and we will do that.” put the country back on the right track.
But he pointed to the pressure exerted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his “Likud” party on the deputies not to vote in favor of the government.
Egyptian equipment to Gaza
The latest attempt to form a new Israeli government comes after Netanyahu failed to do so for two years, at a time when Egyptian equipment and machinery arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, to help remove the rubble left by the Israeli bombing that targeted homes and residential towers in separate areas of the Strip.
These equipment and mechanisms are scheduled to start their work today, Saturday, as part of the operations to remove the rubble of destroyed buildings in Gaza, in preparation for the start of the reconstruction operations promised by the international community in the Strip.
The Israeli aggression on Gaza resulted in the death of 290 martyrs – including 69 children, 40 women and 17 elderly people – and more than 8900 injured, compared to the killing of 13 Israelis and the injury of hundreds as a result of the response of the factions in Gaza by firing missiles at Israel.