Unprecedented protests against the plan to weaken the judiciary were sparked by Yoav Gallant’s dismissal.
The prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has changed his mind about firing the defense minister, Yoav Gallant, who had warned that his judicial reform was hurting the military. This comes as Israel experiences an uptick in violence on almost all fronts.
Two weeks after he fired the minister, Netanyahu announced Gallant would remain in his position in a late-night televised speech on Monday.
I made the decision to leave our disagreements in the past, he declared. “Gallant remains in his position, and we’ll keep cooperating for Israel’s citizens’ security. ”
With the caption, “We continue together with full power for Israel,” Gallant praised Netanyahu’s decision and shared a photo of the two on social media. ”
Many Israelis came to the conclusion that even their security could be sacrificed for Netanyahu’s personal interests, which led to an unprecedented upsurge in opposition to the already unpopular plan to weaken the judiciary after Gallant was removed from office.
However, Gallant remained in office despite a surge in violence brought on by Israeli police raids on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, and he was widely regarded as a key interlocutor in a government where extremists hold a lot of power.
Rocket fire from Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria, as well as a roadside shooting in the West Bank that resulted in the deaths of three British-Israeli women, a car ramming in Tel Aviv that resulted in the death of an Italian tourist and injured seven others, have shaken the nation’s citizens.
A poll conducted on Sunday revealed that only 27% of respondents “rely on the government to handle the wave of terror,” further corroding Netanyahu’s popularity.
Netanyahu attempted to dispel any skepticism regarding his leadership in his televised address by stating that troops would “reach and settle accounts with all the terrorists” and that the Israeli air force had responded decisively.
He stated, “I am working with determination and responsibility.” We will withstand the threats and defeat our adversaries.
The chief said he was “reestablishing discouragement” that had supposedly been debilitated by the past government.
Netanyahu implied that the growing number of army and air force reservists who had joined the protest movement were also to blame for encouraging Israel’s enemies. He stated, “Our adversaries interpreted the calls to refuse service as weakness.” In fact, the reservists had made it abundantly clear that they would continue to assume active combat roles when necessary.
The poll found that only a fifth of Israelis were satisfied with the premier’s performance.
Camil Fuchs, a well-known pollster, surveyed 699 Israelis for Channel 13, and the results showed that the Likud-led coalition would be defeated today by the parties that were in power prior to the elections in November by 64 to 46 votes, with 10 mostly Arab legislators not supporting either party.
According to the survey, Benny Gantz and his center-right National Unity party have seen a rise in popularity. Yesh Atid, the centrist party currently leading the opposition, would gain 21 seats, National Unity would win 29 seats, and Netanyahu’s Likud party would drop from 32 to 20 seats.
Religious Zionism and Jewish Power, two right-wing extremist parties, hold 14 of the 64 seats in the current coalition. The poll gives them a combined 11 seats, indicating that their popularity is also declining. Surveys in late Walk had additionally shown the alliance losing power, however the new survey results added up to a full scale “breakdown” for the alliance in the expressions of Israeli examiners.