Netanyahu era approaches its end

Netanyahu era approaches its end

The new Israeli government, which is set to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister, signed its final coalition agreement on Friday, which mentions term limits.

Rather than dealing with major diplomatic issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the coalition of right-wing and left-wing parties is likely to focus on economic and social issues.

Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, will be succeeded on Sunday by a coalition that includes for the first time a party from Israel’s Arab minority.

Under a power-sharing agreement, Naftali Bennett, of the ultra-nationalist Yamina (Rightwards) party, will serve as prime minister for two years.

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