New ‘Israeli’ government about to oust Netanyahu
RAMALLAH, Palestine (North Press) – On Wednesday, Israeli opposition leader, Yair Lapid, informed the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, that he has succeeded in forming a new government after agreeing with all the parties’ leaders, including Mansour Abbas, Gideon Sa’ar and Naftali Bennett.
However, Lapid’s announcement is not over yet due to the expected objection of the members of Knesset, Nir Auerbach and Amichai Chikli, which means that Lapid’s government still needs the vote of 61 majority figure.
Bennett and Lapid have 12 days to obtain the voices of the majority and pass the voting in the Knesset on forming a new government before the government is sworn in.
According to the agreement, Bennett and Lapid will equally serve as prime misters, two years each.
For his side, Anan Wahba, political science professor at the University of Haifa, told North Press that the possibility of forming a new Israeli government “will be uncovered in the upcoming days, especially as it is a heterogeneous and seemingly contradictory government as is combination of the right and the left sharing one interest which is the oust of Netanyahu.”
“Even if the Lapid-Bennett government was formed, it will be weak and unstable, which makes the fifth elections in Israel inevitable,” Wahba added.
If the new government was formed, an Arabic party will enter the government coalition in Israel for the first time in history.
United Arab List, known as Ra’am, agreed to be a part of the government coalition, as Abbas, Leader of the United Arab List signed on an agreement that allows Lapid to inform Rivlin that he is able to form a new government.
Ra’am’s approval came in exchange for meeting conditions in favor of the Arab community in Israel.
“I signed an agreement with Lapid after we have reached a number of important agreements regarding various issues that are for the benefit of Arab society in Israel,” Abbas told reporters.