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‘I will be prime minister for all’, said Benjamin Netanyahu after invitation to form new government

Israel New Government: Benjamin Netanyahu promised he would be “all people’s prime minister” after Israeli President Isaac Herzog was officially invited to form a new government on Sunday (13 November).

A few days after the election held on November 1, a statement issued by the President’s Office said that Netanyahu, who won the support of 64 members of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), has been entrusted with the responsibility of forming the next government. This was the fifth election in the country in the last four years. Herzog invited Netanyahu to form a government during a meeting at the presidential residence.

Why is it beneficial for India

Netanyahu (73), Israel’s longest-serving leader, has led the country by winning elections five times, more than any other prime minister in the country’s 74-year history. Netanyahu will have 28 days to form the government. If there is a need to extend the time, then the President has the legal right to give time up to fourteen additional days.

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Netanyahu’s return to power is likely to further deepen India-Israel strategic ties. An advocate of strong bilateral ties with India, Netanyahu was the second Israeli Prime Minister to visit India in January 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017 was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country. The relationship between the two leaders had become a matter of intense discussion at that time.

What did Isaac Herzog say?

President Isaac Herzog said he was “not unaware” of the corruption trial against Netanyahu, but that the court had ruled that it did not prevent Netanyahu from delivering the mandate. The President said, “Israel needs a government that may not reflect all worldviews and sections of the legislature in its structure, yet knows how to lead a process of engagement and integration among all peoples and a responsible, Be alert, open, clear, and have good communication with other branches of government.

What did Benjamin Netanyahu say?

President Herzog announced on Friday (11 November) that he would invite Netanyahu to form a new government after consulting with the leaders of all political parties that were elected to the 25th Knesset in the November 1 election. . Immediately after formally receiving the election results from the chairman of the Central Election Committee last Wednesday, Israel’s president began discussions with leaders of political parties. Netanyahu, who received a mandate to form a new government and is preparing to form a government for the sixth time under his leadership, said he would be prime minister for “all citizens of Israel without exception”.

‘it is not true’

Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Many people have welcomed the election results but there are some who have made harsh comments and are scaring the public. This is not the first time such things have been said. That’s what he started about (Menachem, the first leader of the Likud party). He also said about me, it was not true even then and it is not true even today. I have not chosen. It shows what I believe in and who guides my actions.

Will a stable government be formed this time?

Benjamin Netanyahu thanked all 64 members of the Knesset who expressed their support for him and said he would form a stable and successful government. In addition to Netanyahu’s Likud party, he has the support of right-wing coalitions including Shas, United Torah Judaism, Religious Zionism, Jewish Power and Noam.

The Likud party won 32 seats in parliament, while Yesh Atid of outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid got 24 seats. Religious Zionism has got 14 seats. Netanyahu’s other potential coalition partners—Shas and United Torah Judaism—won 11 and seven seats, respectively, bringing the coalition’s total number of MPs to 64 in the 120-member parliament.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s National Unity won 12 seats, and Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s party won six. The Labor Party, which was once in power in Israel, won four seats with only 3.25 percent of the vote. The political deadlock in the country began in 2019, when Netanyahu was accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, which he denied.

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