The fashion of holding new elections every few months in Israel, has returned again after its already unstable government coalition was shaken yesterday, Thursday, by the resignation of Gida Rinawi Zoabi, a member of the Knesset from the left-wing Meretz party, which was expressed in a letter to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. It was concerned about “strengthening the right-wing side in the government,” according to what Israeli media reported.
However, the strongest reason that prompted Zoabi to resign was what I wrote about “the coalition leaders taking strict positions on important issues for the Arab community, and the scenes that came from the Temple Mount of violent policemen in front of the audience of worshipers in the month of Ramadan, in addition to the funeral of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, so I arrived To one conclusion: I will not continue,” which we find more about in the presented video.
It is known that the formation of the Israeli government took place 11 months ago with a coalition of 8 right-wing, centrist, Islamic and left-wing parties, putting an end to three years of political stalemate during which Israel witnessed 4 elections. However, the coalition was supported by a very small majority in the Knesset, united only by the desire to overthrow Benjamin Netanyahu He was facing accusations of bribery and fraud in court, according to what can be deduced from what was reported yesterday and today in the Israeli media about Zoabi’s resignation and, at the same time, her abdication of the position of the Israeli consul in Shanghai, China.
Prior to that, in early April, the right-wing religious Idit Silman, a member of Bennett’s Yamina party, submitted her resignation in protest against the decision to “bring bread to hospitals” during the Jewish Passover, according to Al Arabiya.net reviewed the news of her archived resignation, and with the resignation On Thursday, supporters of the government became only 59 out of 120 members of parliament.
A proposal to dissolve the Knesset
With the birth of a new reality in Israel after the resignation, the opposition led by Netanyahu hastened to submit a proposal to dissolve the Knesset, which will be put to a vote next Wednesday. It was expected by the Israeli TV Channel 12, based on what was previously reported by the local newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, about another intention from the Yamina party as well, to leave the coalition.
Two women threaten Bennett and his government, Ghida Rinawi Zoabi and Idit Silman
The leaders of the coalition are scrambling to prevent this early end to the government. Nitzan Horowitz, the leader of Meretz, appealed to his dissident colleague, in which he told her that “the dismantling of the coalition would be a gift to Netanyahu, and cause great harm to the entire community, both Arabs and Jews.” Sources within the party also spoke to her, I learned from her that she was not planning to overthrow the government, but that her defection would put pressure on other vacillating members of the coalition, who would jump off the ship and sink the government.