A new era in Israel has emerged, which could weaken America’s relationship with the Middle East nation. Chaos ensued as veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was official ousted from his role as head of the country. A new, more radical, faction has been installed, likely to weaken the bond between the U.S. and Israel. Only time can tell what’s to come, but Netanyahu isn’t going down without a fight.
On Sunday evening, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, confirmed Naftali Bennett as the country’s new Prime Minister. Bennett was successful in wrangling a majority by forming coalitions with numerous smaller, more radical Israeli political parties. Netanyahu’s ouster was a shocker on the world stage as he’s been established as Israel’s Prime Minister for the last 12 years.
The vote to oust Netanyahu could not have been closer, with the Knesset tallying a 60-59 tally in Bennett’s favor.
Before the vote, Bennett and Netanyahu gave a series of passionate speeches in front of the Knesset. Smaller political factions were permitted to speak as well. Bennet “thanked” his political rivals for their service, and vowed to work closely with U.S. President Joe Biden, except on one initiative. Bennett promised to opposed the Biden-backed Iran Nuclear Dear – a step in the right direction for Israel’s new Prime Minister.
Israel's parliament voted 60-59 in favor of a new government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year consecutive tenure as prime minister. The newly-elected coalition will be led by nationalist Naftali Bennett https://t.co/JrgFcblCt1 pic.twitter.com/ynb77j10Im
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 14, 2021
The move to remove Netanyahu comes as leaders from the world’s wealthiest nations meet in Europe to discuss globalist policies, pose for the press, and solidify their liberal agendas. The political chaos in Israel will have a grave affect on how the U.S. and its allies maintain their relationship with the Middle East nation.
Netanyahu put up a major fight, warning the Israeli people that Bennett could not be trusted to keep his word. Bennett’s rise to the prime ministership came after a series of lies, in which he vowed to not form coalitions with radical Islamic parties, were broken. BeBe made firm commitments to topple the government from his new opposition bench.
Other speeches included a diatribe from Mansour Abbas, leader of the Islamist Ra’am Party. Never before has a radical Islamist party taken hold of any party of Israel’s government. Bennett’s coalition with these groups allowed them into positions of power that have never been held in Israel’s history. Abbas delivered his speech in Arabic, one of Israel’s official languages.
Mansour Abbas addressing the Knesset in Arabic pic.twitter.com/d09SM4V5rz
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) June 13, 2021
Author: Sebastian Hayworth
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