Benjamin Netanyahu forms New Government in Israel

Politics 14:40 22.12.2022
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday late night notified President Isaac Herzog that he had managed to form a government after 38 days of coalition negotiations, reported The Washington Post.
 
The announcement set the stage for him to return to power as head of the most right-wing Israeli government ever. "Thanks to the enormous public support we received in the last elections, I was able to establish a government that will work for the benefit of all Israeli citizens," tweeted Netanyahu.
 
Netanyahu made the announcement during a phone call to President Isaac Herzog, moments before a midnight deadline.
 
The move, which came 20 minutes before his mandate to form a government was set to expire, buys him more time as he works to get controversial laws his coalition partners have demanded passed ahead of the swearing-in of new ministers, which is expected by early January.
 
Netanyahu said he intends to complete the process "as soon as possible next week" A date for its swearing-in wasn't immediately announced, reported The Washington Post.
 
Netanyahu's plan was to have the new government in place less than a week after he received the mandate, but his coalition partners didn't trust him to make good on promises he made once the government was sworn in. Instead, they demanded detailed agreements, including the passage of certain laws, as a condition of being part of or supporting his coalition.
 
Even if he is successful, Netanyahu faces a difficult task ahead. He will preside over a coalition dominated by far-right and ultra-Orthodox partners pushing for dramatic changes that could alienate large swaths of the Israeli public, raise the risk of conflict with the Palestinians and put Israel on a collision course with some of its closest supporters, including the United States and the Jewish American community, reported The Washington Post.
 
Among the measures is one that would allow Aryeh Deri, Netanyahu's senior coalition partner and leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, to become a Cabinet minister in the government.
 
Deri was convicted 18 months ago of tax fraud -- his second criminal conviction. He signed a plea bargain in which he was sentenced to one-year probation and resigned from the Knesset.
 
Another measure Netanyahu's coalition partners have demanded is an amendment to the police decree that would give the new minister of national security unprecedented direct authority over the police. Radical right-wing politician Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is known for his Jewish supremacist rhetoric, is set to get the post.
 
The third measure would allow incoming finance minister and radical right-wing politician Bezalel Smotrich to also serve as a minister in the Defense Ministry and have the authority over the military units in charge of the civilian policy in the occupied West Bank.
 
The laws are expected to pass in the Knesset by the end of next week.
Khamenei's military adviser: "Iran can respond to the US across the seas" - VIDEO

News line

Norway, Finland, Sweden to discuss NATO summit, aid to Ukraine on June 20
21:00 18.06.2024
MoD: Armenian leadership and Macron dictatorship bear responsibility for establishment of new hotbed of war in South Caucasus
20:00 18.06.2024
Croatia's Vlasic withdraws from Euro 2024 over injury
Croatia's Vlasic withdraws from Euro 2024 over injury
18:57 18.06.2024
Pashinyan and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State discuss Armenia-Azerbaijan border demarcation process
18:00 18.06.2024
COP29 Presidency launches COP29 Academy
17:25 18.06.2024
Viktor Orban: Will of European people was ignored in Brussels
Viktor Orban: Will of European people was ignored in Brussels
16:53 18.06.2024
Mbappe could miss rest of Euro 2024 group stage due to broken nose
16:30 18.06.2024
Charles Michel's name emerging as Belgium's potential next foreign minister
16:13 18.06.2024
US: Gaza ceasefire would end Israel-Hezbollah conflict
15:48 18.06.2024
Hungary reportedly drops opposition to Rutte's NATO bid
Hungary reportedly drops opposition to Rutte's NATO bid
15:27 18.06.2024
Russia, N. Korea to sign strategic partnership deal
15:04 18.06.2024
Armenia, France ink contract for supply of CAESAR howitzers
14:47 18.06.2024
Turkish army neutralizes 3 terrorists in northern Iraq
Turkish army neutralizes 3 terrorists in northern Iraq
14:12 18.06.2024
Azerbaijan brings another 30 children from Ukraine for rehabilitation
13:39 18.06.2024
Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan investments value in laying optical fiber along Caspian Sea revealed
Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan investments value in laying optical fiber along Caspian Sea revealed
13:10 18.06.2024
Hong Kong to keep stock market open when typhoons hit
12:50 18.06.2024
Türkiye helped Moscow thwart second attack after Crocus — newspaper
12:30 18.06.2024
EU countries willing to agree on new sanctions against Russia by June 27
EU countries willing to agree on new sanctions against Russia by June 27
12:15 18.06.2024
Azerbaijani oil grows in price by over $1
Azerbaijani oil grows in price by over $1
12:10 18.06.2024
US destroys 4 Houthi radars, 1 drone
11:35 18.06.2024
Oil depots on fire in Russia's Rostov region after drone attack
11:20 18.06.2024
Taiwan records approach of 20 Chinese PLA aircraft, seven vessels in past day
Taiwan records approach of 20 Chinese PLA aircraft, seven vessels in past day
11:00 18.06.2024
Charles Michel: No decision from EU leaders on von der Leyen’s re-appointment
10:45 18.06.2024
Rescuers find more victims after a landslide in Ecuador, rising the death toll to 8
10:30 18.06.2024
8 detained while trying to break into Netanyahu’s residence
10:15 18.06.2024
China-Russia Strategic Partnership and Way Forward
China-Russia Strategic Partnership and Way Forward
10:00 18.06.2024
German union calls for port strike
09:25 18.06.2024
Blinken, Saudi FM mull Gaza settlement
Blinken, Saudi FM mull Gaza settlement
09:15 18.06.2024
Pashinyan says next stage of delimitation may start from Syunik
09:08 18.06.2024
US-Armenia strategic partnership: a misstep in South Caucasus politics
22:15 17.06.2024
Sergio Ramos leaves Sevilla
Sergio Ramos leaves Sevilla
21:00 17.06.2024
At least 10 dead and dozens missing in two Mediterranean shipwrecks
20:00 17.06.2024
Putin appoints energy minister's wife as deputy defense minister
Putin appoints energy minister's wife as deputy defense minister
19:00 17.06.2024
Kremlin views NATO’s rhetoric on putting nukes on alert as escalation
18:00 17.06.2024
Azerbaijan and Türkiye mull preparations for Turkic states' summit in Shusha
17:03 17.06.2024
Marine Le Pen: EU endangers member countries
Marine Le Pen: EU endangers member countries
16:00 17.06.2024
Emergency blackouts will intensify over coming weeks, warns Ukrainian energy official
15:15 17.06.2024
Israel's war cabinet dissolved
14:12 17.06.2024
Israeli military successfully intercepts suspicious aerial target
13:00 17.06.2024
Iran boosts solar panel production, eyes global market
Iran boosts solar panel production, eyes global market
12:00 17.06.2024
Hamısı