'Unprecedented' Is an Understatement: How the Bennett-Lapid Coalition Can Survive

The government set to be sworn in on Sunday afternoon already looks fragile. Its biggest danger may be moves made to show the Israeli public – and the world – that they are not Netanyahu

Aluf Benn
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Our hearts are filled with excitement as 4 P.M. on Sunday approaches, when the Knesset is set to vote to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s prolonged rule, but our brains insist on spoiling the party.

We still remember those TV images from 1990 of Sonia Peres in a rare public appearance in the Knesset visitors’ gallery, waiting in vain for the swearing-in of her husband, Shimon, and his government at the height of the so-called “stinking maneuver” to unseat the national unity government. We all remember that embarrassing episode, I said a few days ago at a meeting of the news editors, who gazed at me with surprise mixed with a look that said: “You’re showing your age.”

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