The Impact of the Last Israeli Elections 2009 on the Palestinians and Israeli Peace Process

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Hussein Saher Hussein Bani Jaber
The Impact of the Last Israeli Elections 2009 on the Palestinians and Israeli Peace Process1.01 MB

This study aims at analyzing the results of the public Israeli Elections in 2009 and their impacts on the peace process with the Palestinian side by examine the most important attitudes and declarations related to the settlement, in particular the attitudes and the declarations of the political parties that participated in these elections. Later , these elections became a part of the structure of the coalition for the Israeli current government. Such reality means that the peace process will be affected directly by the attitudes and the programs of these parties. The researcher undertakes in this study the impacts of the elections in Israel on the process of the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis by showing the steps which the process went through and how it was affected directly in every election period that happens in Israel due to the changes of the ruling coalition on the one hand, and the need to abide by the policy of the government by the directions and the programs of the political parties formed in the governmental coalition on the other. In particular, when relates to the response to the requirement of the peace process which becomes a controversary among the various attitudes and parties in Israel. Concerning the thirty -second Israeli government, the prime minister finds himself forced to deal with the demands of the parties which form a coalition government which he heads; otherwise, he will expose the coalition to the danger of collapsing which Natanyaho tries to avoid by all means. This reality means that the move towards the peaceful settlement is complex and intricate. Furthermore, this study intensively deals with the results of these elections and specifies the reasons for the success of the political right and the fall of the leftists. Such circumstances enabled Netanyahu to form his second government with the help of the extreme political right. This reality was directly reflected on the peace process. Lastly, the researcher intentionally divided this study into four chapters. The first chapter focuses on the nature of the elections and party system in Israel due to its features and its impact on the public elections in Israel. The second chapter focuses on the internal and external political environment that accompanied the public elections in 2009 in Israel. The third chapter focuses on the political attitudes for Netanyahu’s thirty second government and its impact on the future of the peace process with the Palestinians throughout the conditions of the most important internal and external changes which drew the public Israeli policy and in the fourth chapter the researcher came up with several results and recommendations.