New Israeli government without Netanyahu

The era of Prime Minister Netanyahu has come to an end for now. The Israeli parliament gave confidence to a non-role government on Sunday evening for the right-wing politician and his Likud party.

The new anti-Netanyahu coalition has eight parties that together hold 61 out of 120 seats in the Knesset, as the parliament is called. Right wing nationalist Naftali Bennett is going to lead the country for two years now. After that, his coalition partner Yair Lapid, center politician and former TV presenter, will act as Prime Minister.

Netanyahu and his supporters had yet tried to undermine the monster covenant of completely different political directions by urging right-wing parliamentarians to withdraw their support. That turned out to be in vain.


During the debate before the vote, Netanyahu was convinced that he was back in power soon. The politician who was Prime Minister for 12 years at one piece stated that he will remain in politics and one day will lead the country again. In 2009, he had already made a comeback after being Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999.

The parties of the new government bloc are particularly united in their resistance to Netanyahu, which is being prosecuted for corruption. It concerns three right-wing, two left-wing, two center parties and a party that is up for Arab Israelis.