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The Israeli Knesset's ratification of the law allowing its deputies to defect from their parties and form independent parliamentary blocs, known as the "Likud Dismantling" law, bears indications that perpetuate the crisis and fragility of the Israeli government coalition headed by Naftali Bennett, in light of undermining Benjamin Netanyahu's position in the leadership of the Likud party. and the leadership of the right-wing camp.

According to the law initiated by the new government coalition headed by Bennett, 4 Knesset members will be able to secede and defect from their party, and form a new parliamentary bloc.

The legislation of the law, which was supported by 60 members and 54 opposed, comes to pave the way for Likud Knesset members to split from the party, and form a new parliamentary bloc in order to join the new government coalition that faces many challenges, instability and uncertainty about its continuation.

Analysts are unanimous in that the approval of the law reflects the fragility of the new government coalition, and the internal convictions of its parties that it is necessary to win over Knesset members from the right and Likud in particular, to ensure the continuation of the government.

It also reflects Netanyahu's continued failure to lead the right-wing camp.

As well as the hidden internal struggle in the Likud to compete with Netanyahu for the leadership of the party, in order to overthrow him in order to return to power in Israel.

Netanyahu faces an internal struggle for the leadership of the Likud party that threatens his survival (Knesset photo)

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The researcher on Israeli affairs, Antoine Shalhat, believes that the main goal behind enacting the law is to strengthen the government coalition headed by Bennett, which is considered a fragile coalition, and this was reflected in his failure to extend the "citizenship law" that prohibits the unification of Palestinian families.

Thus, Bennett is betting on a split within the Likud Party specifically, in order to join his government and consolidate it to ensure its stability and continuity until the end of its term.

Shalhat explained to Al Jazeera Net, that the legislation of the law carries with it many meanings and connotations, perhaps the most prominent of which is that the current Israeli government is not confident of its continuity in light of this fragile coalition structure.

Accordingly, Shalhat says, "Bennett seeks to win over other members of the Knesset from the right, in a manner that does not contradict the laws in force, and therefore hastened to legislate a law that would allow members of the Likud Knesset in particular to defect from the party."

Regarding the impact of the new law on the balance of power in the Knesset, the researcher on the Israeli affairs says, “It is clear that in the Likud a lot of water flows from under the surface, and it expresses hidden conflicts because of Netanyahu’s leadership of the Likud, which failed to form a government, despite the fact that his party is the largest on the political map. He holds the majority of seats in the right-wing camp, which will enable him to form a future government without partnership with the center parties in the event Netanyahu steps down as Likud presidency.”

Some believe that the law to dismantle the Likud will not affect much due to the dominance of the right-wing parties in the Knesset (social networking sites)

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The researcher explains that the legalization of the law and the dominance of right-wing parties on the political scene, with Netanyahu's failure to form a government, reflects the absurd state that afflicts the Israeli political scene.

Despite the hidden conflict and the signs of anti-Netanyahu and the erosion of his power and leadership of the Likud, Shalhat rules out that this, along with the legislation of the "Dismantling the Likud" law, will affect the strength of the party, which enjoys a wide popular and popular base in Israeli society, regardless of the person who leads it.

Shalhat believes that the adoption of the law on the separation of deputies from their parties will not significantly affect the balance of political and partisan forces in the Knesset, which is dominated by an overwhelming majority of the right-wing camp.

Contradictions and understandings

Amid the contradictions within the government coalition, the ideological inconsistency and the different political agendas of the parties that make up it, Israeli political analyst Akiva Eldar says that the legislation of the law to dismantle the Likud party came to facilitate the process of Knesset members defecting from their parties and joining the Bennett government, but he believes that the possibility of members of the Likud defecting and joining the Bennett government , remains a murky and unclear scenario.

Eldar explained to Al-Jazeera Net, that the new government coalition, after achieving the first goal of overthrowing Netanyahu, seeks at this stage through understandings between the partner parties to ensure that Netanyahu does not return to power.

This worries Netanyahu, who fears that his party members will separate from the Likud bloc and join the government.

The legislation of the “Likud Dismantling” law recalls “the instability that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government faced two years ago, as it had 60 seats, and was forced to dissolve the Knesset when it did not find the missing finger to obtain a majority in the coalition.”

Analyst Akiva Eldar: Netanyahu is trying to prevent his party's lawmakers from joining Bennett's coalition (Al-Jazeera)

Fortify and fortify

In comparison to the situation in which the balance of power in the Knesset is controlled, Eldar says that "the missing finger to reach a majority of 61 did not prevent Naftali Bennett and his partner Yair Lapid from forming an alternative government and overthrowing Netanyahu. It became clear that the government's continuation depends on the extent of Netanyahu's survival and control of the political scene through the opposition bloc." His disappearance means the dismantling of the Bennett-Lapid government."

In an attempt by Netanyahu to remain in the leadership of the Likud and lead the scene with the opposition bloc, after the passage of the Knesset members’ split law, Eldar says, “Netanyahu sent messages to the Likud Knesset members that the primaries will not be held soon.”

In Eldar's opinion, this came in order to calm the party's internal situation and thwart attempts to oust him from the Likud presidency, as he seeks at this stage to consolidate his position at the party's leadership to protect himself from prosecution with corruption files.

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