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Monday, May 18, 2020 

New Israeli unity government now inaugurated

Finally, after at least a year of deadlock in the Knesset, there's a government in motion, even if it is a unity government:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his new unity government to the Knesset on Sunday, ending more than a year of political deadlock as he prepares to go on trial in a week for alleged corruption.

The Knesset held a confidence vote to approve the newly appointed ministers and to appoint Netanyahu as the head of the new government. Netanyahu then took the oath of office for the fifth time as prime minister.

Netanyahu's power-sharing agreement with former election rival, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, opens the way to proceed toward the application of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as part of the newly released Trump administration peace plan.
I sure hope it'll be possible, most importantly, to annex these areas back into the Israel they're truly part of, and Jordan, recalling that their "king" is threatening to trash all peace agreements over a petty issue, had better not act inappropriately. MK Uzi Dayan says sovereignty is near:
MK Uzi Dayan (Likud) spoke to Arutz Sheva from the Knesset inauguration ceremony and said that the incoming government has an opportunity to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.

"It wasn't easy going all the way but we managed to form a government," said Dayan regarding the newly established unity government.

"It's very important to [make the most] of this period of time mainly because of the need to address the coronavirus crisis, but also because of the opportunities that lie ahead—applying Israeli sovereignty in particular." "We will begin from the Jordan Valley and [applying sovereignty] to Israeli settlements is something that I don't think we have ever had an opportunity to do," He added.
Let's hope so. It's a real shame that for now, Yamina's decided to bolt from the coalition, and basically bamboozle their voter base. They had a chance to prove power wasn't all that's important to them. They failed. Let's hope it becomes their downfall, if they continue with this farce.

And that's not all to worry about. There's also the ICC's threat to deal with, now that they want to get sanctions imposed upon Israel. One more reason why Yamina's stunt is reprehensible.

So it's time to see if the new Israeli government will prove effective in any way.

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