The Coalition Lost its Majority. What Happens Next?

Many assume that this means the imminent return of Netanyahu but things are actually a lot more complicated than they seem at first glance.

“Today, the Israeli governing coalition’s chairwoman, Yamina MK Idit Silman, announced that she could no longer remain in a coalition that was, in her words, damaging Israel’s Jewish character, and that she was going to work to build a new right-wing government. Silman’s defection means that the razor-thin one-seat majority that the coalition enjoyed is now gone, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has lost his Knesset majority and can now only count on 60 votes. While many assume that this means the imminent return of Binyamin Netanyahu to the premiership that he held uninterrupted for a dozen years before the formation of the Bennett government nine months ago, things are actually a lot more complicated than they seem at first glance.”

Read the complete op-ed on Israel Policy Forum

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