Naftali Bennett

    • Naftali Bennett - a right-wing Jewish nationalist and staunch opposer of a Palestinian state takes over in Israel

      Naftali Bennett - a right-wing Jewish nationalist and staunch opposer of a Palestinian state takes over in Israel

      A coalition of ideologically divergent parties ousted on Sunday the hawk Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, and formed a new government in a seismic shift in the country's turbulent politics. After holding its fourth general elections in a little over two years this March, Israel is set to have a new face at its helm - the leader of the country's religious right, a politician whose dream is to annex most of the Palestinian West Bank.

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    • Netanyahu’s opponents reach coalition deal to form government

      Netanyahu’s opponents reach coalition deal to form government

      Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Wednesday reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the ouster of the longtime Israeli leader, news wires reported. The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main coalition partner, Naftali Bennett, came shortly before a midnight deadline and prevented what could have been Israel’s fifth consecutive election in just over two years, AP noted.

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    • Coalition deal in Israel could end Netanyahu era

      Coalition deal in Israel could end Netanyahu era

      Israeli far-right party leader Naftali Bennett threw his crucial support on Sunday behind a "government of change" to unseat PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in what would be the end of a political era, Reuters reported. Bennett's decision, which he announced in a televised address, could enable opposition chief Yair Lapid to put together a coalition of right-wing, centrist and leftist parties and hand Netanyahu his first election defeat since 1999.

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