The disturbances do not mean that Netanyahu will be immediately forced to be removed as prime minister. But he suddenly faces a serious threat to his continued rule. His opponents have already held informal talks in recent weeks to lay the groundwork for a power-sharing agreement.
He was defeated at the last minute on Tuesday after a key commission failed to vote on his proposal to hold direct elections for prime minister. The main rival, Benny Ganz, said Netanyahu “failed to form a government again. Now it is your duty to think about the country, to look honestly at reality and to admit your failure. “
Netanyahu has struggled to secure a parliamentary majority since March 23 ̵
In the election, Netanyahu’s Likud emerged as the largest single party with 30 seats in the 120-member parliament. But to form a government, he had to gain the support of a 61-seat majority. This task is greatly complicated by members of its own religious and nationalist base.