Benjamin Netanyahu is all set to return to power with his extreme-right government on Thursday.
According to analysts of Israel, “This is by far the most right-wing government in the country’s history.”
President of the Israel Democracy Institute think-tank Yohanan Plesner said that it becomes for Netanyahu’s partners a dream government.
He further added, “And one side’s dream is the other side’s nightmare, this government is expected to take the country in a completely new trajectory.”
Senior law enforcement and security officials as well as Palestinians already expressed worry over Netanyahu’s course.
A loose alliance of leftist, centrist, and Arab parties led by Naftali Bennett and former TV news anchor Yair Lapid succeeded in toppling Netanyahu in the spring of 2021 but it did not take Netanyahu long to come back.
Following the election on November 1, Netanyahu stepped into negotiations with ultra-Orthodox and extreme-right parties including Itamar Ben Gvir’s Jewish Power party and Bezalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionism group which have an extreme anti-Palestinian narrative.
Now Benjamin is all ready to present his new government to Israeli parliament for ratification vote.
With a record-breaking 12-year term from 2009 to 2021 plus a three-year stint in the late 1990s, Netanyahu held the position of prime minister for the longest time in Israeli history.