Jerusalem (CNN) — Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader. After four...
Israel's new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has promised to unite a nation frayed by years of political stalemate. He said his government would "work for the sake of all the people", adding that the priorities would be reforms in education, health and cutting red tape. The right-wing nationalist will lead...
Benjamin Netanyahu’s ousting closes one of the “worst periods” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but the new government headed by a settler advocate, Naftali Bennett, is just as bad as the last, the Palestinian prime minister has said. “We do not see this new government as any less bad than the...
For the first time in more than a decade, Israel has welcomed a new prime minister. Naftali Bennett was sworn in on Sunday after a new coalition unseated longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. The newly elected prime minister was appointed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in a 60-59 vote, with...
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(CNN) — After four elections in two years, and with the country trapped in an agonizing parliamentary stalemate, Naftali Bennett appeared to be on the outside looking in, unable to reach the levers of power in Israeli politics. Having failed to cross the electoral threshold in the first election in...
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Naftali Bennett, Israel's likely next prime minister, is a self-made tech millionaire who dreams of annexing most of the occupied West Bank. Bennett has said that creation of a Palestinian state would be suicide for Israel, citing security reasons. But the standard-bearer of Israel's religious right and staunch supporter of...
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TEL AVIV — Naftali Bennett, the man on the brink of becoming Israel’s next prime minister, has long been adept at keeping a foot in disparate worlds. That shape-shifting quality proved crucial in propelling the 49-year-old politician to the threshold of power in a country as deeply divided as it has been in nearly three-quarters of a century of statehood.
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Naftali Bennett: The tech millionaire son of Berkeley 'left-wingers' who is poised to take over from Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu
Naftali Bennett is a software tycoon with hard-right nationalist views, a controversial military career, and an anti-Arab track record.
Naftali Bennett’s expected term as Israel’s Prime Minister will be marked by many firsts. He will be the first premier since 2009 not named Netanyahu for one, the first to come out of the national-religious right, and the first to come from a party with only seven seats in parliament.
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Israel’s designated new leader, Naftali Bennett, calls renewing international nuclear deal with Iran a mistake
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s designated new leader, Naftali Bennett, calls renewing international nuclear deal with Iran a mistake. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to lead his Likud party to “return to lead the country’ when in opposition.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader’s opponents, taking a major step toward ending the rule of the longtime premier. The dramatic announcement by Naftali Bennett, leader of the small hardline...