Skip to comments.Bennett: Netanyahu Didn't Object to Naming Me Defense Chief, but Israel Must Hold Early Elections
Posted on 11/17/2018 6:45:45 PM PST by Nextrush
Netanyahu says he'll meet with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday in final bid to avoid early elections.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not object to his appointment as defense minister during their meeting Friday following the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman.
Bennett added, however, that Israel should hold early elections because the coalition holds a razor-thin majority of 61 Knesset seats, saying "there is no right-wing government today"...
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
There will be no early elections.
There is not enough time left.
What you see is what you get.
If they really had any principles, which they don't, they wouldn't have yoked themselves to Netanyahu to begin with.
Let off some steam, Bennett
Both Bennett of the Jewish Home Party and the Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon of the “Kulanu” Party say there should be new elections.
We shall see if Netanyahu can head off their insistence.
He needs both parties to hold his parliamentary majority together which lost five seats when Avigdor Lieberman’s party left following his resignation as Defense Minister earlier in the week over the Gaza cease-fire which he said was a “surrender”.
We’ll see show things sort themselves out like the corruption investigations involving Bibi Netanyahu.
The one involving his wife Sara and the 90-thousand dollars spent on restaurant food at the PM’s residence is headed for a settlement in the Jerusalem Municipal Court.
If the coalition falls apart, early elections are inevitable.
A last moment 11th hour solution to stave off the crisis could still happen.
Elections dont have to be held until October 2019.
From previous reading, I seem to recall that the current Defense Chief is a dove.
Since the Israelis who live near Gaza are outraged that Netanyahu has made a very limited response to the recent 600 missile attacks by Hamas, I will speculate the Israelis want Netanyahu to retaliate much more aggressively?
Thanks to anyone who can help me understand this political crisis more clearly!
Netanyahu now is Defense Minister since Lieberman resigned over Netanyahu’s cease-fire deal with Hamas the other day.
A couple new helpful Comments went up while I was reading the link and writing my Comment.
I did not understand that the former Defense Minister’s party had withdrawn from Netanyahu’s coalition, and that the cease fire was Netanyahu’s idea.
As I understand it, Jewish ethnicity follows the maternal line, so in that case their father’s last name could potentially be anything.
I’ve never been persuaded that these corruption investigations are anything but political gamesmanship, although I would never vouchsafe for the character of Netanyahu’s family.
Thanks for the link.
I understand the issues much better now.
Bennett is from an American family. Jews did not traditionally have family surnames, but adopted them recently in response to government demand in Western Civ. Many American names are like this.
Bennett, said to be a variation of Latin Benedict, which means blessing, for which the Hebrew translation is Baruch or variants. Baruch is a popular Hebrew name easy to Latinize.
hell of a bio
Don’t mention it!
Bibi has grown risk-adverse in his old age - Hamas is walking all over Israel which is mainly the reason so many are resigning. All the targets the IAF hits are either empty or given notice. Now Hamas has an Iranian mobile rocket system (Falaq-2) designed designed to destroy defense systems, such as artillery emplacements, Iron Dome batteries, armored force concentrations - whether over ground or in trenches, as well as combat engineering equipment and command center.
Now he’s taking over the position of Defense Minister ... and there will be no new elections due to a “security step” - which is unknown to anyone but him and a few others.
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