One of the crucial reasons as to why he is considered an irrational actor in terms of foreign policy is because his irrational decisions will eventually impact the US’ image and its decisions – especially threatening the normalization accords.
In international relations, Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now considered the epitome of an irrational actor, amid the chaos he has caused in “Israel”, according to the New York Times.
A rational actor is one who can be depended and relied on to make rational and sound decisions – one that apparently Netanyahu is not.
His defense minister, Yoav Gallant, gave him two options when the PM first proposed the infamous judicial reform: stop the attempt to go with the proposal or to go further with it and witness the actual judicial system, including Gallant and the IOF, fall apart.
Gallant was then fired.
One of the crucial reasons as to why he is considered an irrational actor in terms of foreign policy is because his irrational decisions will eventually impact the US image and its decisions – especially threatening the normalization accords.
Not only so, but Netanyahu’s son went on Twitter to accuse the US of fueling the protests in “Israel”, saying, “The American State Department is behind the protests in Israel, with the aim of overthrowing Netanyahu, apparently in order to conclude an agreement with the Iranians.”
US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel denied the accusations and denied the US having any involvement.
Haaretz’s military correspondent Amos Harel expressed, “It’s hard to think of one senior defense official who wasn’t shocked to the core by Netanyahu’s decision… Among both current and former senior IDF officers, the discussion Sunday night focused on whether a mass resignation of major generals and brigadier generals was necessary to stop the madness.”
Just yesterday, Israeli former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett responded by saying that “if Netanyahu halts judicial reforms and restores Gallant to his post, the situation will calm down.”
Political divisions in “Israel” between the government and the opposition are escalating in light of the exchange of accusations of responsibility for the possible outbreak of an “internal war”, as “Israel” is witnessing demonstrations by thousands of settlers against the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.
This comes shortly after leaders within the Israeli occupation spoke about the ongoing division in “Israel”, exposed by the results of the latest legislative elections.
In the most recent update, Netanyahu decided yesterday to suspend his cabinet’s plans to reform the judiciary, though he stressed that “we will never give it up.”
“There is a minority that is ready to use violence, commit arson, and call for refusing to be drafted into the army,” Netanyahu said, adding: “Israel would not exist without the army.”