I do not believe that the coalition government in Israel will be resistant and durable - Expert | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

28 July, Wednesday


I do not believe that the coalition government in Israel will be resistant and durable - Expert

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A number of political parties in Israel on June 4 reached an agreement to form the coalition government to oust former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has ruled the country for 12 years.

Yesterday, the right-wing politician Naftali Bennett secured the required Knesset votes to become a new Prime minister of Israel.

"Thank you Benjamin Netanyahu for your lengthy and achievement-filled service on behalf of the state of Israel," Bennett told the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) ahead of a vote of confidence for his coalition government, Bennet said. 

It should be noted that the coalition government consists of eight parties.

The party, which represents Arab community of Israel, United Arab List party, is also included in the coalition.

According to some experts, the durability of the coalition government in Israel for the long-term is uncertain.

They pointed out that as long as the parties included in the coalition government have contradicting ideas and beliefs, it will be unlikely that the coalition government will have governed the country for the long-term.

In this case, there is no possibility for the coalition government to keep the durability in Israel.

Furthermore, there are a series of questions raised regarding the foreign policy of Israel under the administration of the next government, especially in the field of the Middle East.

Further to clarifying these issues, Eurasia Diary took comments from Javidan Ahmadkhanli, an expert on Eastern Mediterranean studies.

Javidan Ahmdakhanli has also agreed with the experts that the coalition government in Israel has no potential to endure to be long-standing.

He said that Naftali Bennett, the head of right-wing political party, has not secured the majority in the parliament.

"Naftali Bennett will have run the government for two years. Then, he will be rotated by Yair Lapid, the head of the Yesh Atid party.  In case of coming to power, Lapid will announce the snap elections in the country," he said. 

According to expert,  there are no circumstances for the long-term administration of the coalition government in the country.  

"I believe that the coalition government will not be resistant and durable. The far-right Israeli parties and the left parties representing ethnic Arabs, who came together under the umbrella, cannot share the same policies," he noted. 

Expert noted that the main aim to establish the coalition government is to pave the way to the ending 12 years rule of Premier Benyamin Netanyahu. 

"The divisions in the coalition government in the near future are inevitable.  Therefore, the right-wing and the left-wing parties cannot come to a common understanding on the policies of Israel. We often observed that these parties could not come to an agreement on one bill during the voting process. So I do not hope that the coalition government will be long-lasting," he stressed. 

As for the foreign policy of Israel, Ahmedkhanli noted that the government led by Naftali Bennett is not expected to carry out changes in the foreign affairs of Israel.

I do not think that Naftali Bennett will fulfil new policies in the foreign affairs of the country.  We should know that any governments in Israel will continue to show respect to the conventional foreign policy of Israel.

by Yunis Abdullayev 

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