Israel: Knesset To Vote Sunday On New Government

Source: International Business Times

“After weeks of political wrangling the Israeli parliament is set to vote Sunday on whether to install a ‘change’ coalition and end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12 consecutive years in power. Announcing the date for the confidence vote, speaker Yariv Levin, a Netanyahu ally, said on Tuesday ‘a special session of parliament’ would debate and vote on the fragile eight-party alliance, after the country’s fourth inconclusive election in two years back in March. … Netanyahu, who faces corruption charges that could result in jail time, has refused to go without a messy fight. Bitter recriminations within the Israeli right and far right prompted Israeli security services to issue a rare warning against incitement online, which Netanyahu’s opponents say was a warning to the prime minister.” (06/08/21)