Parties like Yesh Atid
, headed by Yair Lapid, and HaTnuah, headed by Tzipi Livni, promised that they would push for change," he says.
Welfare Minister Meir Cohen, of Yesh Atid
, demanded Israel immediately dismantle settlements without waiting for negotiations, Israel Radio reported on Saturday.
But he also appeared to issue a warning to Netanyahu, reiterating that Yesh Atid
, which has 19 legislators in the 120-member parliament and is the second-biggest party in the coalition, would not remain in a government that did not genuinely pursue a negotiated settlement.
The two centrist parties in his government (Yesh Atid
, "There is Future," headed by former TV anchor Yair Lapid, and Hatnuah, "The Movement," headed by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni) forced him to include peace negotiations in the coalition agreement.
The Israeli government line-up is predominantly rightwing, despite a strong election result by new secular centrist Yesh Atid
party (19 seats).
Eleventh-hour agreements were signed on Friday with the centrist Yesh Atid
and far-right Jewish Home parties, which held the key to building a government with a majority in the 120-seat parliament.
Benjamin Netanyahu was given two more weeks by President Shimon Peres to form a new Israeli government, and observers believe this should happen within days, and a cabinet comprising the Likud-Beiteinu alliance, Yesh Atid
, Jewish Home, Hatnuah, and Kadima will be formed.
La porte-parole du Likoud, Noga Katz, a confirme a l'AFP "prevoir" un delai, ajoutant que les tractations avec le parti centriste Yesh Atid
, arrive en deuxieme place avec 19 sieges, devaient reprendre jeudi, apres une interruption de deux semaines selon les medias israeliens.
His alliance with Bennett, a radical who supports annexation of the West Bank and the illegal outposts, stands in stark contrast to the future that Yesh Atid
promised its constituency with regard to the conflict.
Netanyahu called surprise elections eight months ahead of schedule, but was humiliated when his Likud Party, running on a joint ticket with the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu Party, lost to the new centrist group, Yesh Atid
, led by political novice Yair Lapid.
A great winner in this search of new faces is the Yesh Atid
(There is a Future) party of former journalist Yair Lapid.
The newest centrist offering is Yesh Atid
(There Is A Future), built around the popularity of 49-year-old Yair Lapid -- a former TV news anchor, talk show host, newspaper columnist, movie star, mystery novelist and amateur boxer.