Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in Britain on Friday and presented himself as the head of the Israeli government, is not in charge of his nation.
In opposition to efforts to weaken Israel’s top court, hundreds of thousands of Israelis, including military pilots and elite groups, have been camping out on the streets for weeks. All around the country, barriers have been erected.
In a televised speech on Thursday night, Netanyahu pledged to move on with “appropriate judicial reforms” as opposition lawmakers urged Likud members to defect. But the question that remains is: Does Netanyahu still have control over his last stronghold, the Likud party?
Even his cabinet is not under Netanyahu’s control.Smotrich said somewhat more. On the stage where he was speaking, there was a map that said that Jordan, along with portions of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other neighboring states, did not exist and should be governed by Jews.
In February, Israeli and Arab officials gathered in Aqaba to ease tensions in the occupied West Bank, but Smotrich claimed he had “no clue” what had been discussed at the “superfluous summit” in Jordan. He promised that “even one day” would not be allowed for settlement construction to stop.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir further stated, “Whatever occurred in Jordan (if it did), would remain in Jordan.”
Last weekend, Israeli and Palestinian officials gathered in Egypt to discuss ways to reduce tensions before the holy month of.
The Knesset’s answer was to enact legislation that would permit the reconstruction of four abandoned Israeli villages that were destroyed in 2005 in the occupied West Bank. Ariel Sharon, the then-prime minister, ordered the evacuation of some settlements in the occupied West Bank.
In a large government, Smotrich and Ben-Gvir are not lower-ranking ministers. Smotrich is the financial minister in addition to having control over settlement development. He effectively serves as the civilian governor of the occupied West Bank.
Imagine instead that Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor of the Exchequer, had delivered a speech declaring that Ireland did not exist in front of a map following the Windsor summit, where British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced an agreement with the EU regarding Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements.