Israel will have a new prime minister after the opposition was able to negotiate a very diverse coalition. But how long will it hold?
A group of parties across the political spectrum has agreed to form a governing coalition in Israel. The Knesset is expected to vote on it next week, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s run as prime minister. It also ends two years of political deadlock.
- Guy Ziv is an associate professor at American University
- Sara Yael Hirschhorn is a visiting assistant professor in Israel Studies at Northwestern University
- Ian Lustick is the chair in the political science department of the University of Pennsylvania
- Moien Odeh is a human rights attorney
Lapid tells president he has formed a new government with Bennett, sending Netanyahu to the opposition after 12 years in power. Their next challenge: swearing in the new coalition https://t.co/CG9dBlSrMo
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) June 2, 2021
BREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents say they have reached a coalition deal that would end his 12-year rule. https://t.co/ijlAJsA6Hq
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 2, 2021
Netanyahu's camp had been working aggressively to undo Lapid's fragile new coalition, which will only command a razor-thin majority in parliamenthttps://t.co/4Isv3dHWrv
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 2, 2021