/ 31 May 2021

Political winds change in Israel

PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to lose his grasp on power if a national unity government is formed as parties from the right, left, and the centre of Israeli politics come together with one thing in common: a desire to see the longstanding leader turfed out. The wheels have been put in motion with ultra-nationalist leader Naftali Bennett confirming overnight that his party will enter talks with centrist party leader Yair Lapid. This follows Israel’s latest election in March – the 4th in 2 years to deliver an inconclusive result. Lapid’s Yesh Atid party came 2nd to Netanyahu’s Likud party, and the former finance minister has been given until Wednesday to form a new coalition government after Netanyahu didn’t. That sound you hear could be the door closing on an era…

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