The Israeli cabinet, which is about to resign, allowed at the last minute a controversial ultra-nationalist march in a Muslim community in East Jerusalem, which carried the Israeli flag. The condition is that the organizer and the police agree on a route.
The march was originally scheduled to take place on May 10, but was cancelled due to tensions, including plans to deport Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
Instead, it was supposed to be held tomorrow, but it was banned by the police on Monday. The police worry that this will lead to new violence.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and his ministers decided yesterday that under the above-mentioned conditions, the demonstration can continue next Tuesday. Then there may be a new government composed of a large number of parties.
The question is what the new cabinet of ultra-nationalist Prime Minister Bennett and his coalition partner Rapide will do. Rapid is the leader of the “Future” of the Secular Center Party.
In 1967, Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. For Israel, the entire city of Jerusalem has become an indivisible capital.
According to international law, East Jerusalem is occupied by Israel. The Palestinians hope that East Jerusalem will become the capital of the future Palestinian state.