Benjamin Netanyahu secured a record fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister after his main election rival conceded defeat on April 10. Thus Netanyahu broke the record of David Ben-Gurin over the length of time in power.
The fragile victory for Likud Party that was made possible with the help of the Zionist lobby, the US as well as financial support extended by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates indicates that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lost its place in Occupied Palestine and as an element imposed on the Jewish community, moves in line with the policies of the US and its allies in the region. Strong competition from the White and Blue Alliance shows that new parties are gradually gaining ground and that traditional, old Israeli parties are being marginalized.
This suggests that the hardline policies of the Likud Party will no longer be effective as was the case in the past, and only a known group among Jews and extremist rabbis are trying to let unjustified Israeli figures such as Netanyahu, to remain in power.
During last week’s election, Netanyahu, with the help of Donald Trump, gained 35 out of 120 Knesset seats. Therefore, he will have to form coalitions with some of Israel’s right-wing and religious parties to form a cabinet which will be very weak and fragile because the White and Blue Alliance will use the corruption case of Netanyahu to push the Likud Party, which is why Netanyahu’s cabinet will be hardline but weak. Meanwhile, Netanyahu will try to draw the support of extreme, right-wing and religious parties through the expansion of Jewish settlements and adventurism against the Axis of Resistance.
It is also expected that the Likud Party and Netanyahu will continue their hostile and warlike policies against Iran, Syria, the Resistance and the Hezbollah. Netanyahu’s other possible attempt would be to establish a close relationship with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and to open its embassies in some of these states as a first step. In the domestic domain too, he will try to create division between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and realize the ‘Deal of the Century’ scheme.
Meanwhile, the most important plans the United States, Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime will continue will be to strive for the so-called isolation of Iran, put pressure on the Axis of Resistance particularly the Hezbollah, implementation of the ‘Deal of Century’ and establishment of open relation between Israel and the Persian Gulf states.
Furthermore, Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist regime will be placed on the agenda of Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump, in the sense that they will push other countries to move their embassies to Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.
Thus, among the common objectives of the anti-Iranian Hebrew-Arab-West axis after Netanyahu resumes office, will be putting pressure on Iran and trying to bridge the gap between Iran and the countries of the region, especially Iraq, pressure on Syria to expel Iranian forces, pressure on other countries in the world to designate the Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organizations, there will be pressure for further sanctions against Tehran and the Axis of Resistance like Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
However, it seems that this alliance will not be very successful in the case of Iraq, because the United States has the experience of Haidar al-Abadi when his alignment with the US resulted in losing his status in Iraq. In the case of Syria, the United States and Israel will try to severely restrain Iran’s presence in Syria by working with Russia. In this regard, Russia is expected not to tow the US line.
Russia recently announced that Syria should delegate control of the borders of Syria and Lebanon to Russian forces and not allow the transfer of arms to the Hezbollah; Netanyahu offered the proposal to Vladimir Putin during his recent visit to Moscow. Putin presented the proposal to Bashar Assad but the Syrian government did not agree to the demand.
Finally, Benjamin Netanyahu will try to portray himself as the top player in the region in his new term as prime minister and to make up for his past defeats in Gaza through adventurism and escalation of movements against Syria and the Hezbollah.
However, the Israeli regime must pay attention to the fact that there are other Intifadas in Occupied Palestine and Benjamin Netanyahu as a prime minister of the Zionist regime will face many security challenges.