Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will now head the new Israeli govt as he is nominated by Israel’s president on Wednesday.
Netanyahu won a fifth term despite an announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in February that he intends to charge the prime minister in three corruption cases but he denies all the wrongdoings.
Netanyahu said that at the time of great turmoil in their region, they managed not only to maintain the security of the state but also to turn Israel into a rising world power at the nomination ceremony.
Netanyahu has 28 days, with a two-week extension if needed, to complete the task. If, as seems likely, he succeeds, he will become in July Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.
The plan for peace:
The Palestine-Israel govt issue and the peace plan by Trump will be the most pressing issue for the new govt.
Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday “It would be unveiled once the new Israeli government is in place and after the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, which ends in early June”. The plan, Kushner said, would require compromise by all parties.
Netanyahu is under no legal obligation to resign if charges are brought against him. The Israeli PM said that he plans to serve Israel for many more years.
Moreover, The election, brought forward from November, was widely seen in Israel as a bid by Netanyahu to win a renewed mandate in the hopes that it would strengthen his hand in the legal proceedings against him.
“I am not afraid of threats and I am not deterred by the media. The public has given me its full confidence, clearly and unequivocally, and I will continue to do everything in order to serve you, the citizens of Israel,” he said on Facebook on Tuesday.