Yair Lapid Premiership 

As Israel heads into new elections, watch what Jerusalem’s new prime minister does.

The Israeli Knesset voted on June 30 to dissolve the government and schedule new parliamentary elections for November 1. This brings an early end to the rule of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Bennett, prime minister for just over a year, had a power-sharing agreement with Yair Lapid. Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party was the largest in the previous coalition, needed Bennett’s Yamina group to form a Knesset majority. Their deal was this: Bennett would start as prime minister, then alternate with Lapid, who would be foreign minister, halfway through the government’s term.

Read more at “Beware a Yair Lapid Premiership”

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