The prime minister in charge of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, reassured the opposition parties about the possible drift towards the extreme right of the future government, stating that “the prevailing government policy is determined by the Likud, specifically by me. I think I have more than a modest influence." In an interview with US journalist Bari Weiss, Netanyahu said worries about his far-right allies are unjustified. “I have often heard these projections of doom (of dangers to democracy and liberalism)but none materialised. I have kept the democratic nature of Israel,” she said. Concerns about an extremist drift in the country have been circulating since the aftermath of the elections on XNUMX November last, when Bezalel Smotrich's parties also achieved significant results together with Likud (Religious Zionist Party) and Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit)thus guaranteeing Netanyahu's party to govern. “Israel will not be governed by Talmudic law. We will not ban LGBT events. As you know, my view on this is markedly different (from the far right), to put it mildly. We will remain a country governed by the rule of law." In particular, Ben Gvir is expected to lead the Ministry of Police, with jurisdiction over the border police in the West Bank. In this regard, the outgoing Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, called this scenario "a serious damage".
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