Why did Bennett avoid making a decision on Netanyahu probe? - analysis

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Why did Bennett avoid making a decision on Netanyahu probe? - analysis
Why did Bennett choose to abstain in the vote on the Submarine Affair committee of investigation?
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: JANUARY 24, 2022

When the vote took place on forming a commission of inquiry to investigate the role of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the “Submarine Affair,” there were protesters outside the Prime Minister’s Office who would have been furious had he voted against it. Coalition partners Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Gideon Sa’ar would have also been very upset.

Bennett also faced pressure from the other side from his longtime political ally, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, who wanted him to vote against forming the commission. There were plenty of others on the Right lobbying the prime minister as well.

So Bennett ended up choosing instead to anger all of them by abstaining. Abstaining is rare for prime ministers, who are expected to take a stand on key issues voted on by their own government.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-694421
 
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