Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term | The Guardian Nigeria News


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been dubbed “the magician” for his political skills but even he will be hard put to bring far-right Jewish nationalists and Islamic conservatives under the same coalition roof.

With the full results from Tuesday’s general election, Netanyahu needs the support of both the Islamic conservative Raam party and the far-right Religious Zionism party, which is openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to extend his premiership.

“It’s historic, it’s ironic… it’s absurd” to see the political future of the only Jewish state in the world linked to that of part of the Islamic Movement, said Gayil Talshir.

The professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an old hand at tracking the convulsions of a country that has just held its fourth election in less than two years.

But even she is almost lost for words this time.

Full results of the latest vote, Israel’s second since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, were published…

Source: Guardian Newspaper