The End of Netanyahu’s 12 Year Rule in Israel
We begin with what looks like the end of the 12 year rule of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as a new government of change is forming which is an unlikely coalition of religious nationalist and secular parties along with an Islamist party of Arab Israelis. Joining us to discuss this frail coalition government and how long it might last is Dr. Guy Ziv, an Associate Professor at American University’s School of International Service and author of Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel. With Netanyahu doing everything he can to sabotage this new coalition that will have the right-winger Naftali Bennett as prime minister until 2023 then switch to the centrist Yair Lapid as PM for the following two years, there is some doubt this government will last long. And should another war with the Palestinians erupt, the small four-seat Islamic Raam party could defect from the coalition and assuming Netanyahu is not in jail, he could come back into power.
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