Jerusalem: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the formation of a new government by forming a political coalition. “I succeeded (in forming a government),” Netanyahu tweeted shortly before midnight. Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party said in a separate statement that the veteran leader called President Isaac Herzog and told him. informed that he (Netanyahu) has formed a new government with partners.
According to Israeli law, the new government must be sworn in by January 2, 2023. Netanyahu’s group won 64 of the 120 seats in parliament in the Nov. 1 election. “Thanks to the amazing public support I received in the election, I have been able to form a government that will take care of all the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu said on the occasion.
According to the report, Netanyahu’s Likud party still needs to finalize negotiations with its partners to form a government. However, Netanyahu has said that he intends to complete the government formation process as soon as next week. The date of swearing-in of the new head of government was not immediately announced.
Observers believe that Netanyahu’s return to power as head of the right-wing Israeli government is set, but that the risk of conflict with the Palestinians could increase and Israel, including the United States and the Jewish-American community, will could put him on a collision course with his closest supporters. Because Netanyahu has made deals with some of the most controversial figures in Israeli politics.
One of their partners, Itamar Ben Gower, was once convicted of inciting racism and supporting a terrorist organization. He has been appointed as the Minister of Security Affairs, a new post that will put him in charge of the National Police Force. His running mate, Bezalel Smutrich, is a West Bank settler leader who believes Israel should annex the occupied territory. In addition to serving as finance minister, Samutrej will have extensive powers over the construction of settlements in the West Bank.
Another ally, Avi Maoz, will control parts of Israel’s national education system. They are considered anti-LGBTQ. Recall that in the November 1 election, Netanyahu and his allies won 64 seats in the 120-member Knesset and vowed to form a coalition soon.