A Pivotal Time in Israel | Harbingers Daily

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s fragile governing coalition may have just doomed itself. They were unable to renew a law that has been automatic ever since the Six Day War. The statute simply applies Israeli law to Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria. It is an essential law, and failure to pass it creates a major problem. Many observers see it as the last straw that will bring down the present coalition.

Writing for Newsweek in April, Israeli columnist Caroline Glick said, “The glue that formed the basis of the Bennett-Lapid government, which is comprised of three small right-wing parties, two moderate-left parties, two radical-left parties and the Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Islamic party Ra’am, is a common hatred for Netanyahu…. Ousting Netanyahu required them to form a government with the Muslim Brotherhood and the radical Left.”

As the leader of Israel’s New Right Party, Prime Minister Bennett bills himself as a conservative. But as you can see from Caroline Glick’s comments, the coalition he put together in order to form a government is anything but conservative. Bennett only won seven seats in the last election. That’s 5 percent of the seats. But he was able to maneuver his way into the job of Prime Minister.