US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who has been in power after twelve years die Successor to Benjamin Netanyahu.
Biden added: “Israel has no better friend than die United States. ”They agreed in their phone conversation, too, to find out about die Coordinate Iranian nuclear files and regional files.
“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Secretary of State Yair Lapid and all members of the new Israeli government,” said Biden in issued a statement, stressing that he “looks forward to working with Bennett to move everyone forward.” Aspects of the long and close relationship between our two countries. “
Relations between our peoples
“Israel has no better friend than die United States. The relationships between our two peoples are evidence of die Values, die we share and die decades of close collaboration, “he added.
“The United States remains an unwavering supporter of Israel’s security. My administration is determined to work with the new Israeli government to achieve security, stability and peace for Israelis, Palestinians and people in throughout the region, ”said Biden.
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The Israeli parliament announced on Sunday evening the new ruling coalition around the right-wing leader Naftali Bennett, who was in power after twelve uninterrupted years die He has expressed his confidence in taking over from Benjamin Netanyahu. Bennett was sworn in as Israeli Prime Minister.
60 MPs voted alongside an Arab party for die new coalition, die was made up of right, left and center, while 59 MPs, mainly from the Likud and far-right parties, opposed it.
For his part, US President Joe Biden said Washington continued to support it die Security of Israel and determined to work with the new government.
New spokesman for the Knesset
The Israeli parliament elected a new speaker on Sunday evening. 67 MPs voted for MK Miki Levy, 69, of the centrist Yesh Atid (There is a future) party to replace Netanyahu right-bloc Likud MP Yariv Levin as the 120-seat Knesset spokesman.
The Israeli parliament had previously started a special session on Sunday afternoon to discuss die vote on new government coalition “change”, die Seeks the ousting of Prime Minister Netanyahu after 12 years in office.
The Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondent stated that die Religious Zionism Party members were removed from the Knesset session for boycotting Bennett’s speech. The meeting also witnessed the departure of a number of members of religious parties to oppose die Protest inauguration of the new Israeli government.
The boycott and protest power of the Netanyahu bloc
There was an uproar in the session and Bennett found it difficult to finish his speech due to the force of the boycott and protests by the Netanyahu faction.
Naftali Bennett said that die new ruling coalition “will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. We will work to strengthen Israel’s relationship with Washington, and we will work to expand peace agreements with Arab countries. We will die Firmly confront Hamas if it attacks Israel. “”
He added: “Israel is having historic and sensitive moments and we will work to die Equip the Israeli army with the latest weapons, we will settle in expand all areas and we will enter a new era with the Palestinians within the Green Line in Initiate Israel. “
Before voting on die Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday promised new government that die Voice of the opposition in his country would be strong and clear if he passed a vote of confidence in die new government coalition would be deposed.
He said: “We will continue to work to achieve security for Israel and we have done everything necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and we have signed historic peace agreements with 4 Arab countries.”
He pointed out that “die new government cannot lead Israel for a day because it will be weak and vulnerable “. He stressed that”die new government cannot withstand Iran and many of its members die Support the establishment of a Palestinian state. “
The Israeli Parliament (die Knesset) started a special session at 4:00 p.m. local time (1:00 p.m. GMT) to discuss die Grant of the “Change Coalition”, die includes eight parties, each with their own ideology, to vote in order to die fast two-year term to end political stalemate in Israel, during the four unsuccessful elections.
In the final moments, Yesh Atid Party leader Yair Lapid formed die Government coalition in alliance with seven parties, two from the left, two from the center and three from the right, including die ultranationalist Yamina party and an Arab party, die South Islamic Movement.
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