Naphtali Bennett is reaping the rewards of his rise to the Israeli political summit
Naftali Bennett called himself a hero in Israel and wanted to establish more Jews in the West Bank and take violent action against Palestinian forces.
Now she is almost certain The highest office in Israel with the help of the left-left is the only Jewish Jewish party.
As the 49-year-old prepares for promotion – removal from the throne Benjamin netanyahu, his one-time adviser and five-time prime minister – his shocking remarks were made in advance to determine his future.
For those who have grown up around him, and for friends who have known him for years, being able to hold a variety of roles – a hard worker, a millionaire and, all of a sudden, a united voice in a divided world – says more about Bennett than the burning comments that have made headlines. at a political conference in Israel.
“They are always known to be ordinary people. Not counted, but careful,” said one of his longtime co-workers who asked not to be identified to speak openly about the next Jewish leader. “They add a simple argument,” the deputy said. “Naphtali politician is always changing.”
The change will continue on Sunday, with 61 members of Israel’s 120 parliament is expected to vote Bennett became the first, finishing Netanyahu’s 12 years.
It may bring several initiatives to the Jewish government: wearing the first cap, a Sabbath-keeping Jew to run the country; the first to share power with the Arab party, the Muslim Ra’am; and the first prime minister to oversee only six Knesset seats.
This could lead a man who lives in the shadow of Netanyahu – first as a chief of staff, and later as a strong anchor in successive organizations – to a political assassin, to send Israel’s top minister to the opposition banks as his fraudulent case gathers strength.
Bennett, the leader of the Yamina small party, has replaced him as the leader of eight organizations that run from left to right. He will take up a senior position for two years as part of his initial campaign with Yair Lapid, the opposition leader who co-sponsored the agreement.
Keeping together could force Bennett to change, says Johanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, who has known him since his time at Sayeret Matkal, a group of Israeli soldiers.
Later, Sayeret Matkal is often taken from among Ashkenazi Jews, descendants of foreign whites who established a government. But Bennett came from a different background known as the religious camp, which links Orthodox Judaism with state-run civilization. The camp, which is believed to be an extension of the West Bank, has been popular in Israel since the late 1990s.
“Bennett was one of the first to inform the interest of religious members in the country to join one of the country’s leading institutions,” Plesner said.
He added: “Being the first Prime Minister in the region is a continuation of the same sentiment – that the international religious camp is now a big food, not just a supplement, and is taking a bigger role.”
Born in Israel to American American parents, his successful post-military business accomplished the exit of many companies. Important military records include demanding that the Israeli government release military personnel to take action against Palestinian forces such as Hamas.
But his time of war was overshadowed by the Qana assassination in 1996. After leading a group to Lebanon during Operation Grapes of Wrath, he summoned weapons near the UN refugee camp after being shot by Hezbollah. At least 100 civilians were killed.
Decades later, he was forced to reject comments made at a cabinet meeting that he had “killed many Arabs – and there is no problem with this”.
The international community, which has to deal with the Israeli prime minister who has already stated his opposition to Palestine, his decline in 2010 as leader of an umbrella group for West Bank residents is similar.
“There is a lot of unstable domestic activity that they can quickly pull off to make the place more attractive,” said a European ambassador, who met with Bennett to discuss the demolition of the West Bank-built West and EU-sponsored West Bank. roots. “It’s good TV: send soldiers to break into tents and houses, and change routes.”
But Oded Revivi, mayor of the Euphrates and other representatives of the group, recalls Bennett’s inaction.
“I can’t say that at the time there was one goal that was achieved,” he said in an interview. And Bennett is leading a coalition that includes the left and the Arab party could bring “representation”, Revivi predicted.
“They cannot support the two countries’ response, nor can they eliminate all these areas,” he said.
The alliance that results from the alliance also undermines Bennett’s firm demands, say experts and friends of Bennett.
After two years of political demise, budget approvals, approval of incentives to keep government debt – which has risen by more than 70% of total sales during the coronavirus crisis – should be a first-of-its-kind business, he says. The union has already agreed to take advantage of the economic crisis and recover from the epidemic.
“Simply allocating a budget, selecting the right civil servants for the entire region, enabling state-of-the-art machinery to operate and enforcing regulations, this will pave the way for a new start,” Plesner said.
“He doesn’t need to end a 100-year conflict with the Palestinians in order to be seen as the next prime minister.”