Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues; His moves to cause a split in the coalition, which is close to removing him from power.
This comes amid severe tension in the political scene, in the midst of which the head of the Public Security Agency intervened to warn of a “dangerous escalation in violent and inflammatory discourse.”
Netanyahu considered that this coalition would constitute a “dangerous left-wing government.” While the leader of the Yamina party, a member of the coalition, called on the parliament speaker to set Monday, Wednesday, a date for a vote of confidence in the new government, Bennett said, “You have to work for Israel’s interest, not Netanyahu’s.”
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, June 6, described the coalition formed by Yair Lapid with two left-wing parties, two center parties and three right-wing parties, including the far-right Yamina and the United Arab List, as a “dangerous left-wing government.”
Netanyahu is speeding up time in a last-ditch attempt to crack the coalition, giving him hope again to stay in power. This comes amid an escalation of tension in the political scene, in the midst of which Nadav Argaman, head of the Israeli General Security Service “Shin Bet”, warned Saturday of a “dangerous escalation in violent and inflammatory discourse”, especially on social media.
“This rhetoric can be understood by some groups or individuals as enabling illegal violence that can cost some people their lives,” Argaman said, calling on government officials to “make a frank call to stop this rhetoric.”
Local newspapers considered the statement of the head of the Israeli General Security Service as a warning to Netanyahu, who is currently exerting pressure to persuade lawmakers not to give confidence to the coalition led by his opponent, Lapid.
“There is a very fine line between political criticism and incitement to violence. Criticism of the right cannot be treated as incitement and criticism of the left as acceptable action,” Netanyahu said at a meeting of his right-wing Likud party. “I condemn every incitement to violence,” Netanyahu said at a meeting of his right-wing Likud party. According to Netanyahu, he was subjected to a “much worse” campaign against him and his family.
Supporters of Netanyahu recently organized demonstrations in front of the homes of members of the Yamina party, as part of putting pressure on them.
In a television interview, Bennett called on Netanyahu to “stop” his “violent” campaign against right-wing lawmakers in the new coalition, and said, “On the one hand, there is legitimate criticism, but on the other there is worrying behavior.”
Bennett called on Parliament Speaker to set Monday, Wednesday, June 9, as the date for a vote of confidence in the new government.
“We realize that Netanyahu is applying pressure to postpone this vote in order to find dissidents, but you have to work for Israel’s interest, not Netanyahu’s,” Bennett said.
The Israeli Parliament’s Security Affairs Committee announced that it will hold an emergency meeting on Monday at 9:00 am (0600 GMT), in light of the “unusual warning” issued by the head of the Shin Bet, and in preparation for a “flags march” scheduled for Thursday in East Jerusalem, which was called by figures from the extreme right. Israeli.
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