Monday, June 14, 2021

Netanyahu Ousted by Single Vote After 12 Years as Israel’s Prime Minister; Vows to Return to Power With 'Dangerous' New Israeli Government Poised to Take Control; Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Next Prime Minister, and related stories

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Netanyahu ousted by single vote after 12 years as Israel’s prime minister:
A coalition united solely by the proposition that Benjamin Netanyahu should not be prime minister took power in Israel, sending into opposition a figure who has dominated the country and the region for a dozen years.
An unwieldy coalition of eight parties headed by conservative former Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid controls just enough seats in the 120-member Knesset to oust Mr. Netanyahu.
Just hours before he was deposed, Mr. Netanyahu launched a bitter diatribe in the Knesset against the new government.
The final vote, taken after hours of debate, was 60-59, with one abstention, showing how narrow the margin of error is for the new government.
Mr. Bennett, a 49-year-old former high tech entrepreneur who spent part of his childhood in Canada and the United States, was jeered by Netanyahu backers Sunday as he promised to fashion a government that would “represent all of Israel.
“The time has come for different leaders, from all parts of the population, to stop, to stop this madness,” he said. “I am proud that I can sit in a government with people with very different views.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Netanyahu Vows to Return to Power With 'Dangerous' New Israeli Government Poised to Take Control:
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to parliament on Sunday, vowing he will return after a coalition of wildly disparate political parties from right, left, and center came together to oust him from power.
Netanyahu said in his speech that he will “continue the great mission of my life, ensuring the security of Israel.”
“If it is destined for us to be in the opposition, we will do it with our backs straight until we topple this dangerous government and return to lead the country in our way,” he said.
New Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of a small nationalist party, will take over. But he ran into some trouble when he tried to address parliament prior to Netanyahu’s speech. --->READ MORE HERE
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