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Israel’s new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu’s rule

Israel’s new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu’s rule

Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former PM Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader. After four elections in two years, Bennett’s incoming government breaks a long political deadlock, ushering in the most diverse coalition Israel has ever seen.

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 1 months

It will be „Netanyahu‘s fault“ when this super coalition crumbles by the next election.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 1 months

All the articles hating on “Bibi “ and loving up Bennett. In less than a month those same papers will have Bennett’s name right next to Hit-lurs and he will be the worst thing since. The socialist are trying to take over Israel and they have the MSM helping them.

hephaestos 1 months

Thank god. Maybe the country can start healing away from expropriating people on the basis of their religion.

Skot 1 months

I'm not Israeli, so my opinion isn't worth much, but it's never a good thing for someone to be in power that long, especially a war criminal. It'll be interesting to see what direction the country goes and what their policies will be, particularly regarding foreign relations and treatment of Palestinians.

Andy 1 months

All the conservative Kool aid drinkers in these comments. Gotta be paid trolls. "If you're good at something never do it for free," my friends you all are very good at being mindless shills

Green Jonny
Green Jonny 1 months

This is like a chicken and a fox agreeing to work together to get rid of a snake. What the chicken doesn't realize is the snake only wanted to eat an egg a week, and was protecting the chicken from the fox. Now the snake is out, how long until the fox eats the chicken? This coalition is hobbled from the get go, with right and left sharing prime ministership for 2 years each, and neither side able to action any change on politically divisive topics - such as palestine and the palestinian occupation of Israeli lands... Bibi may have been an iron fisted leader, but at least he protected them from the muslim hoards... It will be interesting to see how the chicken and the fox respond next time the rat infestation rears its ugly head.

Felipe Segura
Felipe Segura 1 months

This should be interesting, replaced by a right wing, millionaire of all things. Well I hope he does good and for the Israeli people I wish them luck.

Daniel T
Daniel T 1 months

WOW! Conservatives are basically quiet on this one. I figured I'd be hearing the word socialist a lot. Maybe they're learning that not just the United States wants change.

jon 1 months

Oh, man, love the unbiased "reporting" on this app. "His victory ends a 12-year grip on power..." Yeah, winning consecutive elections because your opposition are a sad collection of terror-sympathizers and losers is a "grip". Interesting none of his accomplishments in that time are even mentioned (record economic growth, extremely low numbers of Israelis murdered by terrorists, brokering peace deals with numerous Arab nations, etc.) "...breaks a long political deadlock" There is no deadlock. The majority of Israelis lean right of center. The Likud is the largest rightwing party in Israel. Bennet's "Yamina" is also nominally right-leaning. Lapid's "Yesh Atid" is center-left, with some "rightwing" overtures here and there, seeing as the party's leader is a political amoeba. The current coalition is going to collapse in no time due to those disagreements. "...the most diverse..." Please stop projecting your perverse woke ideals on other nations. There is no strength in diversity, especially for a tiny nation of less than 10 million, where one fifth of the citizens actively or passively support the people trying to murder the other 4/5ths. Israel has a very wide range of diversity of thought, but that just means that Yamina, Yesh Atid, the Arab parties and the rest will eventually be so "diverse" as to tear themselves apart. We just had the far-left Merav Michaeli create a scandal by suggesting cutting funding to road construction in Judea and Samaria, where many of Bennet's supporters live. That's just the beginning.

Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer 1 months

Let’s hope the new guy has enough balls to crush Hamas once and for all

Djjfxb 1 months

Why is this written like Net was some tinpot dictator? He was democratically elected and transferred power peacefully.

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 1 months

Why does ANYONE care about a tiny country in the middle of a desert?? Is it because its the 51st US state that receives billions in "aid" from the US tax payer and kills thousands of dirty brown people with complete impunity.

Warren 1 months

It is excellent news that Mr. Netanyahu is out, but it is also very difficult to imagine that this new coalition will produce results any more desirable than those seen in the last 12 years. For one thing, Prime Minister Bennett is just as ideologically bad if not worse than his predecessor, with his party Yamina being deeply reactionary and outright opposed to the formation of a Palestinian state, a position that even Netanyahu's Likud party did not officially maintain (although they effectively did in practice). Tie this in with Bennett's stated desire to annex portions of the West Bank and prospects for the two-state solution seem dim. The other thing to consider is that it seems questionable that a coalition as ideologically diverse as the incoming one will actually be able to maintain itself long enough for the centrists under Yair Lapid to take power, potentially opening the door for Likud, whether with or without Netanyahu to step back in and bring us all back to square one. The best hope for the region now is that the Biden Administration will put great pressure on Israel to end the settlement project and uphold the two-state solution, though this hope is weak given President Biden's own record on Israel and Palestine, which has been, like the presidents before him, largely uncritical of the state of Israel. It will only be through great grassroots pressure that the Biden administration will take any strong actions, and in that regard, I would say the recent outpouring of support among Americans for the Palestinian people offers some reason to be optimistic.

Seekster 1 months

Glad Israel finally doesn't have to do another election. I am interested to see how such a wide coalition functions.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 1 months

How much longer until America is in a new war in the Middle East?

Andreas 1 months

Goof news!

Rafael 1 months

Good news the world is rid of two criminals, Netanyahu and Trump.

Gabe 1 months

Send that disgusting war criminal Netanyahu to prison

Indo 1 months

Trump got no criminal cases against him. Are you confused or what. This fella tried a lure that didn't even budge. Lost face and let loose on unarmed neighbors.

Shmule 1 months

A house of cards can't take much stress. Fortunately, Bibi will not be far away.

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