Israeli Transition of Power Postmortems
by Stephen Lendman
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For the first time since March 2009, Israel’s ruling regime is under new management.
New names and faces replaced disempowered ones. Hardline, extremist rule remains unchanged.
A separate article quoted White House and interventionist Blinken’s support for Israel’s new ruling regime — expressing solidarity with its right wing extremism.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the following:
Berlin “and Israel are connected by a unique friendship that we want to strengthen further.”
Britain’s foreign minister Raab tweeted that the Boris Johnson regime looks forward to continued “cooperation on security, trade and climate change, and working together to secure peace in the region” — defied by their endless war agenda.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin congratulated Bennett, saying he hopes for “further development of constructive bilateral cooperation.”
Ignoring decades of Israeli crimes of war and against humanity, Canadian PM Trudeau vowed to “explore ways to further strengthen the relationship between (his country) and Israel.”
A Palestinian Authority statement said “(o)ur position has always been clear.”
“What we want is a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.”
Reality is that under Israel-installed puppet leader Abbas in 2009, the PA serves as Israel’s enforcer against Occupied Palestinians.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum candidly said the following:
Transition of power changed nothing for Palestinians.
Israel “remains a colonial entity.”
“Regardless of the shape of the government in Israel, it will not alter the way we look at the Zionist entity.”
“It is an occupation and a colonial entity, which we should resist by force to get our rights back.”
A statement by Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the following:
“…Israel’s policies (won’t) change” under the incoming regime.
According to Haaretz, “Netanyahu’s gains were Israel’s losses.”
On Monday, the Times of Israel reported that incoming cabinet members will meet at outgoing ceremonial Israeli president Rivlin’s residence “for a festive photo as it begins the process of taking power.”
Israel’s Ynet News said Netanyahu “decline(d)” to appear at Monday’s “formal handover (of power) ceremony.”
The Jerusalem Post reported that “Bennett and Netanyahu shook hands following his swearing in as prime minister.”
“Bennett sat in Netanyahu’s chair in the Knesset plenum.”
“But when Bennett passed by Netanyahu’s new chair following his swearing in, Netanyahu declined to take his hand again.”
The NYT said Netanyahu’s “long and divisive reign…ended on Sunday, at least for the time being.”
The Washington Post said “Netanyahu…left (Israel) more divided than ever.”
The Wall Street Journal noted that following his “oust(er) from power…Netanyahu plots his comeback.”
Al Jazeera said “Netanyahu…is unlikely to merely disappear into irrelevance.”
Far from it is virtually certain.
Britain’s state-owned and controlled BBC propaganda operation noted that ousted PM Netanyahu “railed against the new government, calling it a ‘dangerous coalition of fraud and surrender’…vow(ing) to ‘overthrow it very quickly.’ ”
National Pentagon Radio (NPR) quoted Netanyahu telling supporters that “(w)e’ll be back, and faster than you think.”
Given his history of operating extrajudicially at home and on the world stage, he’ll no doubt use virtually ever dirty trick imaginable to try regaining power ahead.
On trial for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust with clear evidence proving guilt, perhaps long overdue conviction and imprisonment will end his political reign of terror once and for all.
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