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Netanyahu trades stepping down in 18 months for the historic chance to declare Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank now.
 
10/20/2020
 

Netanyahu Puts Sovereignty Above All Else in Unity Deal

Netanyahu trades stepping down in 18 months for the historic chance to declare Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank now.

BY BRENT NAGTEGAAL

JERUSALEM – After an unprecedented three elections over the past year and a half, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition agreement with rival Benny Gantz on Monday night. The pact will see Netanyahu continue as prime minister for 18 months. After this, he will relinquish the role to Gantz, although Netanyahu will remain deputy prime minister.

The agreement means Israel will avoid the potential fourth election that was slated to take place in August.

But just because Israel has a government doesn’t mean effective governance will be possible. An inspection of the 14-page coalition agreement reveals that the unity government will be anything but unified. It is not an agreement founded on mutual goodwill, but rather on deep mistrust.

 
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