Benjamin Netanyahu out as prime minister after Israeli parliament votes to form a new government

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Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest serving prime minister of Israel was on Sunday June 13 voted out after Israel’s parliament narrowly accepted a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Netanyahu and sending the polarizing chief into the opposition.

Naftali Bennett, 49, a longtime Netanyahu ally turned adversary and former minister of protection, assumed the position of prime minister and was sworn in Sunday. Netanyahu will proceed as chief of the Likud occasion and is now the opposition chief.

The vote to form a new coalition government amongst eight political events handed by a slim 60-59 margin.

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“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet,” U.S President Joe Biden said in a statement Sunday.

Naftali Bennett sworn in as the new prime minister of Israel. Photo: BBC

“Israel has no better friend than the United States,” he continued. “The bond that unites our people is evidence of our shared values and decades of close cooperation and as we continue to strengthen our partnership, the United States remains unwavering in its support for Israel’s security.”

The votes that noticed the elimination of Netanyahu, 71, targeted largely on his divisive rule and his health to stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption expenses.

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Critics say he has turn into a polarizing and autocratic chief who used divide-and-rule ways to irritate the various rifts in Israeli society. Those embrace tensions between Jews and Arabs, and throughout the Jewish majority between his spiritual and nationalist base and his extra secular and dovish opponents.

To his supporters, Netanyahu is a international statesman uniquely able to main the nation by its many safety challenges.


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