Bye Bye Bibi: Israel Parliament Vote Narrowly Unseats Netanyahu

ER Editor: See also this from RT, titled Netanyahu removed from power after Israeli MPs support ‘change’ government coalition.

Bye Bye Bibi: Israel Parliament Vote Narrowly Unseats Netanyahu

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Though nothing seems to move fast in Israeli politics – after four national votes in two years and multiple failed attempts at forming a governing coalition – Israel’s longest serving prime minister is finally out for good.

On Sunday Israel’s parliament voted to approve the new coalition government under Naftali Bennet and Yair Lapid, with Bennet being sworn in as prime minister following the narrow 60-59 vote in Knesset. Netanyahu’s 12-years in office comes to a close and he now faces criminal charges – no longer under the protection and legal immunity afforded by the PM’s office – over prior corruption cases.

BBC/Reuters: Naftali Bennett (right) ended Benjamin Netanyahu’s long tenure in office.

But to nobody’s surprise, Bennett’s first words as newly sworn in unity leader signaled there will be little change in Israeli foreign policy:

Bennett’s speech mostly dwelled on domestic issues, but he expressed opposition to U.S. efforts to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

“Israel will not allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” Bennett said, vowing to maintain Netanyahu’s confrontational policy. “Israel will not be a party to the agreement and will continue to preserve full freedom of action.”

Bennett nevertheless thanked President Joe Biden and the U.S. for its decades of support for Israel.

And following this, Netanyahu vowed his own return

Netanyahu, speaking after him, vowed to return to power. He predicted the incoming government would be weak on Iran and give in to U.S. demands to make concessions to the Palestinians.

Netanyahu, who will now head up the opposition, is lashing out at those former allies who essentially pulled off a shock political coup by turning on him as the “fake right”… He says his governments had been “forced” to undo the previous governments’ economic policies and will do so again if it returns to power in the future, Times of Israel reports. And more:

He accuses Bennett of perpetrating the “greatest fraud since in Israel’s history,” noting the right-wing leader had ruled out a government with Lapid before the election.

“The public won’t forget this tremendous fraud,” says Netanyahu.

The prime minister says the press will praise Bennett because they know “Bennett and his allies are ‘fake right.’”

In Gaza, Hamas issued this threat: “No matter the form of the Israeli government, it will not change the nature of our dealings with [Israel]. It is a settlement occupation entity that must be resisted and from which our rights must be wrested by any and all forms of resistance, foremost of which is armed struggle,” according to the words of Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum.




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1 Comment on Bye Bye Bibi: Israel Parliament Vote Narrowly Unseats Netanyahu

  1. One of the worst criminal against humanity is now gone. Good!
    It won’t change anything as the new Pm already announced.

    let’s wish that soon iran will have nuclear weapons to finally create a balance of power in the region and let’s hope the Palestinians will keep fighting the occupants until they leave their lands.

    However, the israeli population, like cattle and dogs ahs been forced vaccinated, one of the last crime committed by the neo-nzai netanyahu with the help of another zionist albert bourla ceo of mass murderers pfizer.

    israel was aways a fascist state, but in Europe people thought it was a democracy (sic). now we know it’s a fascist regime and an apartheid regime.

    The only difference is that the globalists have now forced the same on almsot all countries worldwide.

    So the departure of criminal netanyahu changes nothing.

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