Netanyahu is forming a war government (in Arabic)
Opinion: Ra'i Al-Quds
The London-based al-Quds al-Arabi ran an opinion piece on the new Israeli coalition government, which the writer Ra'i Al-Quds called a “war alliance, not an alliance of peace.”
“No one knows what goes on through the mind of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on many regional issues these days. One can predict that this man is scheming and planning wars after murdering the peace process with the settlement policy in the occupied Arab territories,” Mr. Al-Quds says. He points to “ancient objectives” being renewed through the unity government, which increases Mr. Netanyahu’s majority in the Knesset, or House of Representatives, to three-quarters.
Al-Quds says the alliance strengthens Netanyahu’s power, pushing back elections by at least a year. [The unity government was created in the eleventh hour of a May 7 parliamentary session, where the body was working toward legislation that would move elections up to September 2012, in light of an unstable government]. Along with Netanyahu’s fortified prowess will come a greater threat not only for Iran, but the Gaza strip and southern Lebanon, home to Hezbollah, as well, says Al-Quds.