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Benjamin Netanyahu is out for now but how long will Bennett rule?

Ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about the possibility of a transition, the Naftali Bennett-led government received Knesset’s support by the narrowest of margins of 60-59

Israeli govt formation Israeli president asks Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid to form next government  

Lapid’s name was announced by president Reuven Rivlin after the 28-day deadline for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition government expired on Tuesday

Farmers lead shutdown across India to mark 4 months of protest and other stories

Today we take a look at a nationwide shutdown led by farmers in India, a controversial voting bill passed in Georgia, US, the annual Peasant March in Paraguay, the results of Israel’s parliamentary elections, and reports of the Indian government placing restrictions on exports of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Benjamin Netanyahu fails to get majority yet again, deadlock in Israel continues

In the results announced today, no party or coalition, even after the fourth election in two years, has reached the majority mark of 61 seats in the 120 member Israeli parliament Knesset

Polls suggest political deadlock in Israel may continue even after the fourth election in two years

Though there is widespread frustration against Benjamin Netanyahu’s government due to corruption cases, a strong hegemony of the right-wing in the country’s politics and the absence of a real left alternative may help him hang on to power

Israel’s parliament dissolves, fresh elections to be held in March 2021

Parliament was dissolved after the government could not pass the budget in the stipulated time. The upcoming elections in March will be the fourth election in less than two years

Israel new government A new coalition government takes charge in Israel with Netanyahu as prime minister

The new government with a three-year term has the highest number of ministers in Israeli history. It also includes some novel experiments such as designating Benny Gantz as the “alternative and future prime minister” of Israel

Unity government formed Israel The ‘new’ in Israel’s next govt.: Netanyahu as PM, annexation of Palestinian land to continue

As per the agreement, Benjamin Netanyahu will serve as the prime minister for the first one-and-a-half years, followed by Benny Gantz for an equal period of time. The annexation of the Jordan Valley and illegal settlements will continue as planned

COVID-19 Black flag protest Israel Israelis condemn Netanyahu’s anti-democratic COVID-19 measures

Protesters of the Black Flag movement demonstrated against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces several corruption charges, and protested his government’s anti-democratic and anti-privacy COVID-19 measures

Israel government formation In a surprise U-turn, Benny Gantz partners with arch rival Netanyahu to form national government

Benny Gantz broke his Blue and White alliance and reached an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu which will see the latter become the prime minister for the first three years in a national unity government

Gantz invited to form government in Israel, potentially ending Netanyahu’s rule

Blue and While alliance’s leader Benny Gantz was invited by the Israeli president to form the government after he received the support of 61 members of the 120-seat Knesset. Gantz has also been supported by the Joint List – the first time in Israel’s history

Israeli elections Israel set for more political uncertainty as elections yield inconclusive results

The Likud-led coalition has once again won 58 seats, three short of a majority. However, the number of seats won by various parties makes the formation of government unlikely

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