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Israel Finally Has a New Government. Now What?

MIN READJun 14, 2021 | 21:41 GMT

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin shakes hands with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during the official swearing-in of Israel’s new government on June 14, 2021.

(Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Burdened by deep ideological divisions, Israel’s new government will struggle to find a path forward and respond to pressing domestic security issues. The main imperative of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s new so-called “change government” is to transition from Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. But after two years of political paralysis and four inconclusive elections, just holding together for a matter of months will be seen as a feat for the fragile coalition. ...

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