This coalition comprises the far right Yamina party headed by Bennett and what calls itself the centrist party of Yesh Atid led by Yair Lapid.
Bennett is a former aid to Netanyahu and describes himself as politically further to the right of his former boss.
He supped at the teat of ultra-nationalism and advocates as a voice for the increased annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank. A profound adherent of the illegal settler movement and its objectives.
He is a former defence minister in Netanyahu’s government, like all Israelis he is an ex soldier. He served in Lebanon in 1996 when an artillery strike was called to support his units retreat, which murdered 102 people taking shelter in a United Nations facility, as reported in the Washington Post.
He has been lambasted many times for his ultra-violent comments to include ‘I’ve Killed Lots Of Arabs In My Life And There’s No Problem With That.’
He also reportedly claimed in comments regarding Palestinian prisoners that,“Terrorist should be killed not released”
This is the proposed new leader of Zionist Israel.
A country described by Human Rights Watch as being guilty of ‘practising Apartheid’.
Another right-wing led Zionist coalition has been cobbled together not to oust an alleged corrupt Prime Minister, currently under police investigation.
Not to oust the man who in the last 13 years has launched four wars on the people of Gaza causing death pain and destruction on the civilian population not witnessed outside of armed conflict between states.
Not to oust a man who continues to illegally annex and occupy land that was agreed under the Oslo Agreement would be the foundations of a Palestinian State, to peacefully co-exist with Israel as a partner in bringing peace to the region.
No, the reason is always the same. Ego and ambition. The promotion of a political career masquerading as a political ideology.
Bennett wants to become the Prime Minister of Israel. He wants to further promote the illegal settlements and the theft of land, lives and resources belonging to the Palestinian people.
He is aided in this by Zionist centrists who want a hand on the levers of power and by the head of, wait for it, the Ra’am Islamist party led by Mansour Abbas.
We have a proposed Zionist government with a leader to the right of Netanyahu. A centrist Zionist leader and a conservative Islamist all coming together to form this coalition of the right.
No other Palestinian representative in the Knesset would legitimize or validate a government in Israel that proclaims to the world ‘prisoners should be killed not released’ or that they have ‘no problem killing Arabs’.
In a speech recently Bennett referred to ‘Greater Israel’ and how it belongs to the Jewish people.
For some, Greater Israel implies the complete annexation and occupation of British Mandated Palestine.
For others including many Zionists, when they refer to Greater Israel, they are proposing the Biblical Israel.
In the Bible, the land of Israel incorporated the following areas, which many settler organisations and mainstream political parties like Likud and others endorse: Greater Israel includes Palestine, Southern Lebanon, Jordan, Golan Heights and portions of Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia.
Will we witness in decades to come the continued Balkanisation of the Middle East/West Asia so Israel can expand at the expense of peace, security and stability in the region? Israel already illegally occupies the Golan Heights in Syria and the Shebaa Farms in Lebanon.
As Israeli politics shifts, ever further to the right and the settler influence on Israeli politics grows, when will these occupations stop?
When will the violence stop?
When will the murders stop?
When will Israel stop or more importantly where will Israel stop?
Israel is among the only nations in the world not to quantify or establish its borders.
Is this because Israel has not yet reached what it considers to be its final borders?
Should this thought be keeping you awake at night?
You can be sure it haunts the nightmares of many living and many dying in West Asia.
|Fra Hughes is a Freelance journalist-author-commentator-political activist.|
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