Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett Becomes Israel’s New PM, Ending Netanyahu’s 12-Years Reign

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Opponents’ dream of ending the power of Benjamin Netanyahu (71) in Israel came true on Sunday. Naftali Bennett, the leader of the United Coalition, became the Prime Minister of Israel by winning a vote of confidence in the Niesat (parliament). Netanyahu, popularly known as Bibi, who was the Prime Minister of the country for the longest time for 12 years, on his way back and announced his return. In his speech in parliament, Netanyahu termed the new government as dangerous and said he would play the role of the opposition to the fullest potential.

Likud will lead the party and will not rest without removing the coalition government from power. Israel’s security is the biggest aim of his life. Netanyahu expressed love and gratitude to the countrymen on Twitter. Earlier on Sunday afternoon, a special session of Nisat was convened for the trust vote of the coalition government. According to Israel’s constitutional system, a leader claiming the post of prime minister must first win a vote of confidence, then take the oath of office.

The new prime minister is Bennett Hitech Dhan Kuber. Left parties, centrist parties, and Arab Party are also partners in the government with them. Bennett has allied with Jair Lapid. Lapid will be the foreign minister in the new government and after the completion of half the term of the government, he will get the post of a prime minister according to the agreement. Israel, which has seen four elections in less than two years, has got its first majority government of this period.

At the start of the nearly four-hour special session, Bennett thanked Netanyahu for the work he had done as prime minister. Bennett’s very first speech showed that he would not be as aggressive in Palestine as the previous government. Due to his participation in the Arab Party government, he will also have to take care of the interests of 21 percent of the Arab population of the country. Therefore, the focus of the new government will be on improving domestic issues and governance.

It has been made clear to Bennett that he is not going to make any major changes in the administrative system. This means that the regime will run from the right-wing perspective of Netanyahu. Bennett said he would strongly oppose America’s return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but would support President Joe Biden on other matters. 

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