Almost a month has passed since Likud’s victory. The much-talked about Israeli elections, and Netanyahu has not been able to form the new government yet. Attempts to include names from the far right-wing have failed. According to the newspaper Haaretz, the premier is supposed to be at an important crossroads.
On the one hand, with the support of Bennet, he has the possibilità to undertake the path of the radical right-wing setting up a homogeneous government, but which is always isolated from the world scenario. In alternative, with the centre-leftwing he would udertake the path that would ease relations with the US and Europe, howeverth government would be weak and have strong iternal contrasts. “Netanyahu has every right to conclude an agreement with Isaac Herzog and Tizpi Livni, however, in this case, Avigdor Lieberman will ot be part of it”. It was announced on the radio by the former ministero f Foreign Affairs who closely cooperates with the Prime Minister.
Even though there have not been any real contacts with the cetre-leftwing to date, Herzog and Tzipi Livni have published a document on the Iranian nuclear armaments recently, which even though it criticises certain standpoints of Netanyahu, it does not hesitate to poit out certain perplexities over the agreement between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 group.
For the israeli Premier, thee are still two weeks left to give a broad outline to the new government, and the possibility that the country will hold elections again is not to be excluded. According to recent enquiries, Likud is presently supported by Kulanu and his orthodox followers who are not sufficient in numbers to esure him a stable government.
Translation provided by Marina Stronati