Netanyahu plans for campaign offensive further mires Yamina
Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has plans to batter the Yamina party during the upcoming electoral campaigns, fearing they might outsize him via a coalition.
New Israeli Yamina party leader Ayelet Shaked is facing ever-mounting problems within the Israeli occupation, as "opposition" leader and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making plans to further damage the party amid reports that one of its seven remaining Knesset members could defect to form his own party.
Shaked only became the Yamina party leader last week after her predecessor, Naftali Bennett, quit his post as Prime Minister following what practically was the dissolution of his coalition.
Bennett announced to lawmakers from his Yamina party "his intention not to stand at the next elections," his spokesperson told the media, as Israeli Knesset members prepared to vote to dissolve "Israel's" current legislature, paving the way for national elections later this year.
Abir Kara, one of the party's remaining three members besides Shaked, is considering starting a new political party, and the announcement is set to take place if he believes that Yamina hit a dead end, Israeli Channel 12 reported.
Bennett handed over the reins of his party to Shaked, the occupation's Interior Minister, while he gave his premiership to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid as part of their coalition agreement.
Yamina's time spent in power was not the greatest for the party, as its right-wing base was not happy with its siding with the Israeli "left" and the Ra'am faction, which culminated in three of its seven MKs quitting the coalition.
The decline in popularity among the illegal Israeli settlers has driven Yamina to the ground, with recent polls showing that it is incredibly close to or below the electoral threshold needed to make it into the Knesset in any election that occurs anytime soon.
Netanyahu, based on the information available, does not believe that Shaked's party will make it into the Knesset, planning on heavily targeting the party during the election campaign, and if Yamina somehow makes it into the occupation's parliament, then the former PM will decide on how to handle the party.
With his MKs believing that he is driven by a personal vendetta, Netanyahu reportedly fears that Yamina will be able to secure a sizeable number of chairs in the Knesset via a coalition.
In order to lead the Israeli government, a party has to win a majority of 61 seats in the Knesset. If this was not achieved, the party with the most seats has to negotiate alliances with other parties to form a coalition.
Netanyahu has pledged that his alliance of right-wingers, ultra-nationalists, and ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties will win the upcoming vote, but polls show that he may also struggle to rally a parliamentary majority.
Channel 12 said Shaked was unlikely to withdraw from the race due to unfavorable polls or other factors, deciding to run to the end.
After dissolving the Knesset last week, the 24th Israeli parliament voted 92-0 to hold the next election on November 1.
In the same context, CNBC correspondent Natasha Turak said the upcoming election’s outcome "will determine future relations with Palestinians and Arab states, the Biden administration, dealing with record-high inflation," as well as the Israeli occupation's so-called security.