Israel cannot afford for Bennett-Lapid government to fail - analysis

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Israel cannot afford for Bennett-Lapid government to fail - analysis
If the Bennett-Lapid government experiment fails, it may or may not, depending on one’s political leanings, be a disaster.
By HERB KEINON
Published: JUNE 8, 2022

On Monday night, just as Ra’am (United Arab List) MK Mazen Ghanaim voted against an extension of Israeli law to Israelis living beyond the Green Line – thereby delivering a crushing blow to the coalition – Yamina MK Nir Orbach rushed at him in the Knesset plenum. “You don’t want to be partners,” Orbach shouted at Ghanaim. “The experiment with you has failed.” Ghanaim was one of the two Arab MKs in the coalition, the other being Meretz’s Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, who voted against the measure, leading to its failure to pass.

It possibly could be that the grand Bennett-Lapid “experiment” of forming a government that includes the Right, the Left, religious Zionists and Islamists may prove to be unworkable, as the 20% that the parties disagree on ideologically trumps the 80% that they agree on. (That 80-20 ratio was provided last year by Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev.) And if the Bennett-Lapid government experiment fails, it may or may not – depending on one’s political leanings – be a disaster. Eventually, however, another government will be set up, and life will go on until that “experiment,” too, will fail.

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