Naphtali Bennett can’t breathe. Seems like every other week lately Israeli prime minister to lose manager. More than a month has passed since the Bennett Cabinet rule in the minority but the latest crisis is the harbinger of election winds. The threat of some fifth election in just four years and possible return Benjamin Netanyahu is dangerously present in Israeli politics. Meanwhile, Bennett tries to avoid daily pressure from his most staunch Jewish nationalists.
when may 19th Ghaida Rinawie ZoabiMember of Parliament for the Palestinian Community of Israel, left the coalition Alarms began to sound again, claiming that the government was not determined to improve the conditions of this 21% of the population. For several days the opposition patted the majority. Representative of leftists after two days of meetings and pleading calls against the clock meretz He announced on Sunday that he was reversing his decision “under tremendous pressure from international leaders”. local arab councilsturned to me and understood the meaning of my resignation”.
But fragile stability It took quite a while. last Monday Bennett’s chief of staff He announced his resignation just 10 days after another adviser from his narrow political circle left him. These transfers deal a heavy blow to a prime minister on the tightrope at the fulfillment gates. his first year in power. Many are already predicting that this will be the last. The controversy surrounding Bennett’s Cabinet stems from its configuration. eight political formations of different ideologies They were united in opposition to Netanyahu.
walking to jerusalem
Jerusalem It has once again become the focus of debate within the executive. holding Ultra-nationalist Jewish march in the Old Town This Sunday awakened old fears. It was last year’s pressure to ignite the fuse of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. cries”death to the arabsDuring the march that annually celebrates Israel’s 1967 takeover of the Old City incite conflict. The eleven-day war left more than 250 dead in the enclave and 13 on the Israeli side.
“We should not do it with our own hands, cause a religious war Any provocation that could set fire to here or the Middle East,” warned the chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Ram Ben Barak, After the walking route was approved, he went to the blood radio. Unlike last year, this May 29, thousands of Jewish ultranationalists will fly their flags around the country. Muslim quarter of the Old City. Too much Hamas aspect Islamic Jihad They have already warned of the possible consequences of the Strip.
tension with justice
In addition, the final decision of the Supreme Court Jerusalem Magistrates Court It created bubbles between the Israeli government and justice. The court canceled restraining order against three Jews He prayed while visiting Masjid al-Aqsa. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem – the Jews call it the Temple Mount – is a site that Muslims and Jews consider holy, but not Jewish. It is forbidden to pray there. Under the Israeli pact with the Muslim authorities. Therefore, when the verdict was announced, religious and political leaders from Palestine and Jordan shouted to the skies.
For its part, the prime minister’s office said it would appeal the decision. “Nothing changed, In his statement, Bennett also emphasized that no changes are planned in the status quo of the Temple Mount. very tense spring in the holy cityViolent clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators. The murder of Al Jazeera reporter Shirin Abu Aqleh and suppression of the burial They left traumatic images in Jerusalem. These were the events that tensed the tightropes that held Bennett’s coalition the most.
Netanyahu on the prowl
Now the prime minister is preparing for an imminent Visit of US President Joe Biden end of June or beginning of July. The dynamics of the last few weeks do not guarantee that Bennett will receive it. Rinawie Zoabi’s return to the coalition blocked the vote scheduled for this Wednesday. dissolution of parliament. But Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history and leader of the opposition since last June, is not giving up on attempts to overthrow Bennett’s government.
“To those who hate Israel and supporting terrorism“, as it is known in Israel, Bibi described the current cabinet as such, as it was the first in more than one country. 70 years of existence There are also Arab members. For now, Bennett continues for another week. years of political chaos and recession. Inside March The next exam will be the final exam of the Executive as it needs a majority of 61 votes to approve the 2023 accounts. Until then, the Naftali Bennett government seems to be barely making any progress.