Benjamin Netanyahu BLASTS New Israeli Government After Coup


In a crisis that's all too familiar to American citizens, Israel is now being governed by an illegitimate administration.

While Israelis may not believe their election was stolen via corrupt election officials and rigged voting machines, their new prime minister won only six percent of the vote.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being ousted despite having won the majority of votes. After a long investigation leading up to a trial where he faces questionable charges, Netanyahu is being replaced by the Israeli version of a never-Trumper, Naftali Bennett. Bennett, despite having promised not to, will govern as head of the Yamina party alongside Arab parties and the Yesh Atid party's Yair Lapid.

The Knesset, Israel's parliament, has yet to confirm the incoming administration.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday a newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him was the result of “the greatest election fraud” in the history of democracy.

Hours after Netanyahu's comments, Naftali Bennett, a nationalist set to replace him as prime minister, called on Israel's longest-serving leader not to leave "scorched earth" behind and accept that "people are allowed to establish a government - even if you don't head it".

Netanyahu made his sweeping accusation at a time when Israel's domestic security chief has warned publicly about the prospect of political violence.

"We are witnessing the greatest election fraud in the history of the country, in my opinion in the history of any democracy," Netanyahu said in comments to legislators from his right-wing Likud party.

The politician's statements are similar to those made by many Americans about the Biden administration. Netanyahu warned that his country's new government would be too weak to handle terrorism and American pressure to accept a nuclear deal with Iran.

Sources:
Reuters

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