Yair Lapid
Protestors demand civilian-led democratic transition in Sudan and other stories

Today we look at mass protests in Sudan to demand a civilian-led democratic transition, the blocking of medical supplies to Venezuela by Portuguese bank Novo Banco, and more

Anti-Israel protest in Bahrain Bahrainis protest Israeli foreign minister’s visit and opening of embassy

The demonstrators expressed strong opposition to the normalization deal signed between Bahrain and Israel last year, denouncing the regime’s actions as treasonous and an abandonment of the Palestinian cause

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 Israel’s new government: More of the same old ahead

Israel might see the end of the Benjamin Netyanyahu era tomorrow. However, it is doubtful whether the new government of change will actually be any different despite the protestations of the protagonists

Right-wing leader Naftali Bennett may become Israel’s next prime minister

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party have reached an agreement to form a coalition government which might end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. Bennett was also a firm supporter of the recent bombing of Gaza

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 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

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