Naftali Bennett Has Been Sworn In As Israel’s New Prime Minister

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Leader of the Israeli Yemina party, Naftali Bennett, delivers a political statement at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, on May 30, 2021. - Nationalist hardliner Naftali Bennett said today he would join a governing coalition that could end the rule of the country's longest-serving leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo by YONATAN SINDEL / POOL / AFP)

On Sunday, June 13 Naftali Bennett, 49 was sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister , after a new coalition government unseated longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Naftali was appointed by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in a 60-59 vote, with one minister abstaining. Shortly after the votes were counted, the now former-Prime Minister Netanyahu approached his opponent and the two shook hands.

Taking to Twitter, he said;

“I ask you: do not let your spirit fall,” he said. “We’ll be back – and faster than you think.”

U.S President, Joe Biden congratulated Naftali in a statement saying;

 “Israel has no better friend than the United States. The bond that unites our people is evidence of our shared values and decades of close cooperation and as we continue to strengthen our partnership, the United States remains unwavering in its support for Israel’s security,” 

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