Prime Minister Of Israel / Benjamin Netanyahu again became Prime Minister of Israel, Lapid said - will not let him stay for long

Zoom News : Dec 29, 2022, 10:26 PM
Prime Minister Of Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel on Thursday. Netanyahu, 73, the country's longest-serving prime minister, has formed the sixth government under his leadership that includes several far-right parties. Netanyahu has the support of 63 of the 120 members of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, all of whom are right-wing. 54 MPs voted against Netanyahu in the House. Those supporting him include his Likud party, United Torah Judaism, the right-wing Otzma Yehudit, the Religious Zionist Party, and Noam.

First gay speaker in Israel

Many have expressed apprehension that this equation under the leadership of Netanyahu may lead to disagreement with the government of a large part of the country's population. Shortly before Israel's 37th government is to receive a vote of confidence, the Knesset elected Likud Party lawmaker Amir Ohana as its new speaker. Ohana, who served as Minister of Justice and Public Security in previous governments, is the first openly gay speaker of the Knesset. Before being sworn in, Netanyahu said in parliament that his government's three "national goals" were to stop Iran's progress towards nuclear weapons, to run bullet trains across the country and to bring more Arab countries under the Abraham Accords.

Netanyahu gave place to 5 women in the cabinet

During Netanyahu's speech, opposition members repeatedly heckled him, calling him "weak" and "racist". Amid the uproar, Netanyahu said, 'Respect the mandate of the voters. This is not the end of democracy or the end of the country. He promised to improve the personal security of the country's citizens and bring down the rising cost of living. During this, many opposition MPs were thrown out of the House. Netanyahu has announced the appointment of 31 ministers and three deputy ministers. 2-2 ministers will work together in the Ministry of Defence, Education and Welfare. There are only 5 women as ministers.

Lapid said – will try to topple the government

In his address, outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid listed the achievements of his government after Netanyahu announced the formation of the government. He also cited the achievements of his predecessor and coalition partner Naftali Bennett. Lapid said, 'We are handing over the government to you in good condition. Don't try to ruin it. We will return soon. He had earlier said in a Facebook post that he would continue to fight to topple the incoming government and would return. He said that this is not the end, but the beginning of the struggle for our beloved country.

Palestinians call new government's intentions dangerous

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority criticized the new Israeli government's agenda to expand settlements in the West Bank, calling it "dangerous". PA President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudineh, said, "These guidelines are dangerously escalating confrontation and its effects will be visible in the region." Hundreds of Israelis protested outside the Knesset in Jerusalem against the new government. The number of protesters swelled into the thousands as the day progressed. Opposition parties supported this protest organized by centrist and leftist organisations.