The Foreign Desk

Explainer 270: Who is Naftali Bennett?

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16 June 2021

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Naftali Bennett, the leader of the nationalist Yamina alliance, was sworn in on Sunday as Israel’s new prime minister, ending the 12-year reign of incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. Bennett has promised to unite the country despite the fragile government coalition made up of centrist, right-wing, left-wing and Arab parties with very little in common. Who is Naftali Bennett and what are his prospects as Israel’s new prime minister?

16 June 2021

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