In an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Mohammad Qasem Mohebali pointed to the continuing uncertainty over the formation of a new government despite holding a third election in a year. He said the Zionist regime either needs to form a minority government in the current situation and opposition parties would not oppose it or Netanyahu should forge a coalition with other parties. Of course, if none of these happens, they should go for the fourth election.
Parties Reluctant to Ally with Netanyahu
“It seems that opposition parties are reluctant to ally with Netanyahu who is involved in a corruption case,” he said, adding that this has made the situation difficult for Netanyahu, who currently holds a majority but does not have the necessary vote to form a government. In this respect, the situation cannot be considered clear and predictable.
Israeli Society Has Always Suffered from Discord
Commenting on the unprecedented stalemate in the regime for the formation of a government, Mohebali said: “The Israeli society has always suffered from discord, but this time there has been more division on the right-wing.” Given the weakness, the Labor Party has in the Zionist regime and the left no longer have a strong position and the split in the far right, this division has multiplied.
The continuation of Netanyahu’s administration, the longest-running Israeli government since the regime was formed, is also a new phenomenon in Israel, the Middle East affairs analyst said. The migrations that the Russians made to these lands have made immigrants play a large role within Israel. Israel is not integrated and there are many differences and trends within it.
He added: “What kept Israel on its feet is external threat and with this threat, they have always been able to maintain their apparent internal unity, but lately with the withdrawal of the left and more pacifist currents in Israel and the divisions in the right camp, it does not appear this situation will soon come to an end unless they resort to an external threat or American pressure would create some sort of unity and alliance between the rightwing currents.
Chances of Evading an Impasse
The former director-general for the Middle East at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs said of the possibility of an exit from the stalemate in the Zionist regime, “In this regard, the role of the Arab currents is also important in that they can remove Netanyahu if they join the opposite camp, the Blue and White Coalition. But they have not shown any interest in the issue so far. So it is still very difficult for Netanyahu to form a strong government, and the likelihood that Israel will see new elections, perhaps not in the coming months, but a little farther.