Parliament approves the Union Government between Netanyahu and Gantz

The Israeli Parliament approved the trade union government between Benyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz on Sunday. It ends a long political crisis.

Unity government Benjamin Netanyahu and his former electoral candidate, Benny Gantz, took effect in Israel on Sunday with the approval of Parliament, ending the longest political crisis in modern history. ‘The Hebrew State.

After a postponement on Thursday, parliamentarians were invited to a vote of confidence. A total of 73 deputies voted for the government, 12 more than the majority limit.

Led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Likud’s head (right), the Israeli trade union includes about thirty ministers from eight different political parties: Likud, “Bleu-Blanc”, Shass, United Torah Judism, Labor Party, Gesher, “Jewish Home” and Derech Eretz.

Under the power-sharing agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the government will ultimately have 36 ministers, the largest in the country’s history.

In eighteen months, BennyGantz will take over the head of government and, under this agreement, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi will take over the defense ministry.


Equal distribution of ministries between the two camps

“The people want a unity government, and that is what they will have today,” Benjamin Netanyahu said shortly before this election in the government.

The trade union agreement was initialed on April 20 by Likud (right) by Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist formation, “Blue White,” by Benny Gantzacte with a fair division of ministries between the two camps.

Under the terms of the agreement, Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister for eighteen months before leaving office for a period similar to BennyGantz. It also allows the two leaders to redistribute ministerial posts to their political allies.

Before the ceremony, which was originally scheduled for May 14, officials at the Netanyahu camp threatened, disappointed not to have received services, and threatened not to show up in parliament for the vote of confidence, and Likud pushed to postpone the ceremony on Sunday.

This “unity and emergency” government had been promised to put away political rivalries and defend Israel against the pandemic of the new coronavirus that infected more than 16,500 people, including 268 deaths, according to official data.

But this assessment is still weak compared to countries in Europe or America. And the country with about 9 million inhabitants started deconfinance by opening the majority of shops and schools, while maintaining the obligation to wear a sanitary mask

Like anywhere else, the challenge is twofold: getting back on track is an economy that has seen its technical unemployment fall from 3.4% to 27% due to the crisis, while avoiding a second wave of contamination.

Finance, annexation and justice

In addition to health and economic issues, the new government must examine the implementation of the US Middle East project, which specifically stipulates that Israel joins Jordan Jordan and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967.

The government must present from 1your July his strategy for this extremely sensitive issue, as the Palestinians and neighboring Jordan have already warned of the consequences of such a project. Most countries in the European Union also want to convince Israel to give it up to avoid punishing the country.

“What would happen if the Palestinian Authority collapsed? There will be more chaos and extremism in the region. If Israel was truly annexed [des pans de]The West Bank in July will lead to a major conflict with the Jordanian kingdom, ”King Abdullah II warned in an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

The Union government’s “guidelines” on this issue, presented last week, remain unclear: they do not explicitly mention “annexation”, but refer to the need to “strengthen national security” and work for “peace”.

Between now and the security talks about the annexation, and after seventeen months of political saga, Israel could experience a new two-act, the one, with the opening scheduled for a one-week trial of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Also, the most permanent of the heads of government in the history of Israel with fourteen years of power must on May 24 become the first to be tried for corruption during his term, unless the negotiation is also postponed.

With AFP