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Naftali Bennett sworn in as head of 36th Israeli government

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (front row, left), Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (front row, right) and Israeli ministers pose for a group photo of the newly sworn-in Israeli government, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021.

(JNS) - Israel's 36th government passed a vote of confidence at a special Knesset session on Sunday night with Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett sworn in as the country's 13th prime minister.

Bennett has replaced now-former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who held the position for the past 12 years and who served another three years prior to that, from 1996 to 1999, making him the longest-serving premier in Israel's history. With the transfer of power, Netanyahu became the head of the opposition, replacing Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, who, according to a rotation agreement with Ben...



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