We start viewing the British newspapers with an opinion article at The Financial Times, titled “Benjamin Netanyahu May Be at the End of the Road.”
In the introduction to the article, the newspaper says that Israel is “stuck in a political deadlock,” but despite that, “no one in the fragmented Israeli political spectrum enjoys the strong support that Netanyahu enjoys.”
“Israel is now looking at an impractical minority government, which is described as a unity government, which looks like a caretaker administration without a real agenda, which could even enable the return of Netanyahu,” she added.
The newspaper refers to the new president charged with forming a government, Yair Lapid, who “proposes a government that extends from left to far right, to be voted on by a simple majority of the 120-member Knesset, but only if an Islamic party supported by Israeli Arabs abstains.”
However, the newspaper considers that if Lapid succeeds in forming a government, it is likely that “this is a weak government that is unable to pass anything but basic matters.”
“This supposed alliance will be a rickety bloc of former allies and ministers betrayed by Netanyahu, united only in their hatred of a cunning leader for what would be a relatively coherent opposition,” the newspaper justifies its opinion.
“In addition, Lapid suggested that Naftali Bennett, the right-wing nationalist, take his first role as prime minister in the rotating premiership. Regardless of his extremist views, at a time when his” right “party won only seven seats in March. .
For his part, Netanyahu said, “Everyone knows that (Bennett) wants to form a dangerous left-wing government.”
“More importantly, Netanyahu is beating the wasp nest of the Israeli unitary right, claiming that Bennett is a traitor,” she commented.
“He is trying to remove the opposition MPs. He has sometimes succeeded in this in the past, and it only takes one or two defections for the accounts to change. Working against him is a disturbance in his party, Likud. However, Bennett’s party members want a different version of the idea of rotation.” On the premiership: With Netanyahu, but in the beginning Bennett. However, this requires a kind of confidence that the current prime minister does not generate. “
The newspaper concludes, “If Lapid and Bennett are serious about finding an alternative to Netanyahu, they should move quickly. Likud is already planning demonstrations in front of their homes, rallying the religious right, and starting fierce rumor wars.”
“However, if Netanyahu collapses he will wait behind the scenes, and the Israelis will submit to another election, designed to prove that they cannot live without him. They deserve better.”
“The straw that broke the camel’s back”
We turn to an opinion piece by the Independent Online correspondent in the Middle East, but rather, titled “Jerusalem on the brink of the abyss for weeks. Here’s why.”
The author says, “It can be said that this latest round of violence was sparked by a decision by the Israeli authorities, during the month of Ramadan, to surround the historic Column Gate leading to the Old City, where Palestinian families traditionally like to gather during breakfast. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many. Young”.
“The anger has increased again, with the possibility of the forced eviction of four Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, on land claimed by Jewish settlers,” she added.
The writer considers that “the controversial decision may amount to war crimes according to the United Nations, but the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the matter as a special ‘real estate dispute’.”
The author points out that “Israel says that in order to quell more unrest, it needs to reinforce the police presence in the Old City, especially in the Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, which is considered the holiest site in Judaism, and the third holiest place in Islam and was the core of the conflict.” Decades-old. “
However, “the chaos in Jerusalem and the conflict with the Palestinians,” according to the author, “may make it difficult for Yair Lapid to form a coalition, especially if he needs to rely on an alliance with the Arab parties in Parliament.”
“But others argue that the reason is that Netanyahu, who is usually hostile to risks when it comes to actual security issues, is so distracted by his impending political demise that he is absent and that is why Jerusalem is on fire.”
Unheard of violations
We conclude with an opinion piece in the Guardian by Simon Tsdal, entitled “The cries of mass rape victims unheard of in the mountain war in Ethiopia.”
“In Tigray, northern Ethiopia, large numbers of women and girls are once again subjected to unimaginable terror and suffering as a result of rampant sexual violence. An unimaginable word is taken from a disturbing new report on Tigray issued by the Parliament’s International Development Committee, a report that has been ignored. Largely by the British government and the media. “
On Tigray, where fighting erupted in November, after government-led forces invaded to topple the dissident leadership in the region, “the charitable organization of the International Rescue Committee has warned that the crisis is particularly affecting women.” A spokesperson for the International Rescue Committee said that Women have to enter into relationships of sexual exploitation, and receive small amounts of money, food or shelter to stay alive and feed their children. ”
“Rape is being used as a weapon of war in the conflict. Many displaced people have given eyewitness accounts of gang rape. Women subjected to abuse need multiple levels of care, including emergency contraception, HIV prevention medication and support.” With 71% of hospitals and medical facilities damaged and many looted, the International Rescue Committee said medical supplies are scarce.
The writer believes, “The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, opened the way to this collective victimization of women with his disastrous decision to attack. In the middle of a global epidemic. “
“Last week, Amnesty International denounced the fierce tide of rights violations, including many credible reports of women and girls being subjected to sexual violence, including gang rape, by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers.”
The article states that “Save the Children has sounded the alarm, noting that thousands of children who have been separated from their families are daily at risk of abuse while living in insecure and stressful conditions in informal camps. Many survivors are too afraid to report sexual assault or seek treatment because of Stigma and fear of revenge. “
According to the article, Abi Ahmed describes the war he started as “exhausting,” and says that some reports of atrocities are exaggerated or false, promising investigations.