Israel lawmakers to vote Sunday on anti-Netanyahu govt – News Vibe24

    Israel lawmakers to vote Sunday on anti-Netanyahu govt - Times of India
    JERUSALEM: The Israeli parliament will hold a vote of confidence on Sunday in a coalition aimed at ending 12 consecutive years in power under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaker Yariv Levin said on Tuesday.
    “The debate and vote on the new government will take place on Sunday, June 13, 2021, during a special session of parliament,” Netanyahu’s ally Levin said in a statement.
    If the central vote confirms the fragile eight-party alliance, it will mark the end of an era, as Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for more than a decade, pushing it steadily to the right.
    The veteran incumbent has spent the past week trying to thwart the heterogeneous alliance against him, which only unites with hostility to his rule, and has urged the right in its ranks to reject this “dangerous left-wing government”.
    The anti-Netanyahu bloc includes three right-wing, two center-left and two left-wing parties, as well as an Arab Islamic conservative party.
    If the new government is confirmed, Netanyahu’s right-wing rival Naftali Bennett will serve as prime minister for the next two years, after which the main architect of the “change” coalition, Yier Lapid, will take over.
    Bitter discrimination within the Israeli right and far right has prompted Israeli security services to issue a rare warning against online harassment, which Netanyahu’s opponents say was a warning to the prime minister.
    Netanyahu was trying to overthrow the coalition by peeling off the right-wing endless nasty collaborators with left-wing and Arab lawmakers.
    The alarm has risen for angry protests by Likud supporters, including protests outside the homes of right-wing lawmakers accused of “betraying” the coalition. Security has increased for some of the MPs.

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