The Palestinian Authority is not wasting any time waiting for the formation of a new right-wing government in Israel to launch a broad diplomatic and media blitz to warn about the dangers of the policies and decisions of the presumptive coalition.
In fact, the Palestinian offensive began almost immediately after the announcement of the results of the November 1 Knesset elections, which saw the rise of far-right parties and candidates such as Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir.
Since then, Palestinian officials in Ramallah have been holding a series of meetings with US and European Union officials to voice their concern over the outcome of the elections and the prospects of Smotrich and Ben-Gvir holding key positions in a new government headed by prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu.
It’s not that the Palestinian officials have been silent during the term of the outgoing government headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid. The officials have been extremely critical of the Bennett-Lapid government, especially regarding its policies toward Jerusalem and the Palestinians in the West Bank.