According to Bede, it was normal for him to swear in government on Wednesday:
The government program was signed and the bags were distributed. The additional wait comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressured the prime minister, who is hoping to delay our project, Yair Lapid said at a press conference on Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still has high hopes that he can split some of the 12 right-wing nationalist Knesset members from the new coalition.
On Sunday, Nadav Argaman, the head of the Internal Security Service, warned politicians that their inflammatory rhetoric and dramatic accusations could lead to bloodshed.
Argaman did not mention Netanyahu’s name, but it was clear who he was referring to.
“Only them!” The prime minister urged his supporters in an online appeal. Those under pressure are essentially two members of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party: Nir Auerbach and Edith Silman.
I appeared Netanyahu urged worshipers at the Auerbach Synagogue to show their displeasure with him. On Sunday, unidentified persons chased Silman all day in a car. According to her, her husband was threatened with dismissal from work. Auerbach and Silman now received additional police oversight. A very large demonstration was planned outside Auerbach’s house on Monday evening.
“The atmosphere is starting to look like the weeks before the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995,” former intelligence chief Jacob Perry told Israel’s Channel 11 television.
Flag Parade Across Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter, planned by ultra-nationalists Thursday, police blocked. The Hamas leadership in Gaza warned Israel on Monday that it was ready to resume firing rockets if the march took place. A fresh explosion between Gaza and Israel will put the new coalition under severe pressure, and in the anti-Netanyahu camp, doubts are being heard that the prime minister is hoping a major new crisis will save his career.
Hamas in Gaza, which is deeply disappointed that its sister Israeli party, Ra’im, has joined the coalition, also has great motive to spoil the historic formation of the Israeli government.