Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu ousted from power after 12 years
Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year tenure as Israel Prime Minister came to an end after the country's Parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving leader, will become leader of the opposition. Bennett was sworn in as PM after the parliament approved the new coalition government with a majority of 60-59.
Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new PM on Sunday. The 49-year-old is a leader of the right-wing Yamina party and was born in Haifa to American parents who immigrated to Israel from California. He went to law school at Hebrew University and in 1999, he co-founded an anti-fraud software company that was sold in 2005 for $145 million.
Speaking about Israel's new government, Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh said, "We don't see this...government as any less bad than the previous one." "The...government has no future if it doesn't take into consideration...future of...Palestinian people," he added. Benjamin Netanyahu's exit from PM's office ends the "worst periods in the history" of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he further said.