Knesset member threatens Netanyahu to take million Israelis to streets
A Knesset member calls on a million Israelis to take to the streets if Israeli PM-designate Benjamin Netanyahu proceeds with his plans.
Israeli Knesset member Gadi Eisenkot told Ynet on Thursday that if Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu harms the national interests of "Israel, Israeli democracy, state education," and the IOF, "the way to deal with it is to take a million people out to the streets. I will be among them."
Eisenkot pointed to placing Avi Maoz, the head of the extremist Noam Party in Netanyahu's office, charging him with tasks that give him the authority to interfere with educational materials in schools and harm what he called "Israeli democracy".
The Israeli Knesset member clarified that he does not intend to join Netanyahu’s coalition or leave Israeli politics, describing Netanyahu as "a man riding a tiger" maneuvered by extremists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich.
Eisenkot also criticized Netanyahu’s approach toward the Iranian nuclear program and the decisions he took in this regard with former US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, adding that his main grievance is how the Prime Minister-designate changed and continues to change the path that the Israeli occupation is heading to.
Israeli media reported on Tuesday that Likud Party leader Netanyahu intends to ask Israeli occupation President, Isaac Herzog, to extend the mandate to form the next government, due to difficulties in coalition negotiations.
"There are estimates by the Likud that they will not be able to form a government until the end of the current mandate, after 12 days," the i24news website said.
A couple of weeks ago, Foreign Affairs reported that "Israel" entered into an unknown phase under the new government after Netanyahu won the majority of seats, 64 out of 120.
The magazine reported that the new government would consist of eight parties (right, left, center, and even Islamist), two prime ministers, and, ultimately, irreconcilable ideological divisions.
It pointed out that the situation is inherently unstable, contrary to what Netanyahu and his allies hope, noting that "the exact contours of the new government are not final, but one thing is certain: Israel has entered uncharted territory. The only question is just how far to the right Netanyahu is willing to go."
The unprecedented period of political deadlock in "Israel" resulted in five elections in less than four years, with polling on November 1 handing power over to Netanyahu and his far-right allies.