Israel's Fascist Government
by Stephen Lendman
Israelis elected their most extremist government in history.
On January 22, Israelis voted. Results hardened fascist rule. Dominant right-wing parties control 102 of 120 Knesset seats.
Israelis have themselves to blame. They elected their most extremist government in history. Belligerence, state-sponsored terrorism, militarized occupation, racist persecution, settlement expansions, and neoliberal harshness reflect official policy.
No party won a majority. Weeks of negotiations followed. Expect coalition partners to be announced shortly.
Netanyahu remains Mrime Minister. He'll serve as Foreign Minister. He'll do so pending the outcome of Avigdor Lieberman's trial. He's charged with fraud and breach of trust. Ze'ev Elkin appears set to become Deputy Foreign Minister.
Netanyahu presides over 22 ministers. Eight deputy ones join them. They represent Israel's smallest government in decades.