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Benjamin Netanyahu's Grip on Power Seems to have Slipped

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posted on May, 30 2021 @ 12:05 PM
The revolving cycle of Israel not being able to form a government looks to be coming to an end with reports of a deal being reached between the Centrist party and the ultra-nationalists , it is expected to be announced this evening (local time) bringing an end to the reign of Israel's longest serving leader for what appears to be a job share agreement.

Centrist party leader Yair Lapid is reportedly close to reaching a coalition agreement with the ultra-nationalist leader Naftali Bennett.

Leaders from Mr Bennett's party spoke in favour of the deal on Sunday.

Mr Lapid, 57, has until Wednesday to form a new coalition government.

Israeli media reports suggest both sides have inched closer towards a deal that would see Mr Bennett, 49, serve as prime minister for two years before being replaced by Mr Lapid for the second half of the term.

Mr Bennett is due to deliver a statement on Sunday evening in which he is expected to formally declare his support for the agreement.

At least it will free Netanyahu up to concentrate on his corruption trial.

Bye bye Bibi.
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posted on May, 30 2021 @ 01:51 PM
Announcement made ,

Mr Bennett, who leads the Yamina party, made his announcement in a televised address.

"I will do everything to form a national unity government with my friend Yair Lapid," he said.

The proposed coalition would bring together factions from the right, the left and the centre of Israeli politics. While the parties have little in common politically, they are united in their desire to see Mr Netanyahu's time in office come to an end.

Speaking shortly after Mr Bennett's announcement, the prime minister accused Mr Bennett of carrying out"the fraud of the century" - a reference to the Yamina leader's previous public promises not to join forces with Lapid.

Steady on ! houses Bibi , glass houses.

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posted on May, 30 2021 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: gortex

'Parting' words sound so much like Trumpish, and like Trump, I'm glad he's about to go.

Let's hope the talking heads from all political spheres, which should be part of the new government, will talk the talk!

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posted on May, 30 2021 @ 08:41 PM
Much like herpes, gone but not gone.

posted on Jun, 1 2021 @ 08:56 AM
a reply to: gortex

The clock it ticking and Bibi has just had his appeal against the coalition's intended job share agreement thrown out.

A last-gasp legal challenge by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to thwart a bid by a rival rightist to head a new government was rejected on Tuesday as his opponents raced to seal a pact that would unseat him.

How sad , I'll miss him.

posted on Jun, 2 2021 @ 05:01 PM
The deal is done.

Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year tenure as prime minister.

Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, announced an eight-faction coalition had been formed.

Under a rotation arrangement, the head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would serve as prime minister first before handing over to Mr Lapid.

There still needs to be a parliamentary vote before the government is sworn in.

In a statement, Mr Lapid said he had informed President Reuven Rivlin of the agreement, adding: "I pledge that this government will work in the service of all Israeli citizens, those who voted for it and those who did not.

"It will respect its opponents and do everything in its power to unite and connect all parts of Israeli society."

An image carried on Israeli media showed Mr Lapid, Mr Bennett and Arab Islamist Raam party leader, Mansour Abbas, signing the agreement, a deal many thought impossible.

posted on Jun, 13 2021 @ 04:02 AM
Ask not for whom the bell tolls Bibi , it tolls for thee.

Today the Knesset vote on the new government and with a majority of one the opposition coalition are poised to take power from Netanyahu’s grasp , baring any unforeseen problems.

Hopefully the future of Israel will differ from its past , time will tell.

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