Israeli far-right leader Bennett joins anti-Netanyahu coalition


Israeli far-right politician Naftali Bennett, a kingmaker whose Yamina party has six key seats in parliament, has said he would join a governing coalition that could end the rule of the country’s longest-serving leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“It’s my intention to do my utmost in order to form a national unity government along with my friend Yair Lapid, so that, God willing, together we can save the country from a tailspin and return Israel to its course,” Bennett said on Sunday after meeting with his own party, Yamina.
Centrist Lapid has been tasked with forming a new cabinet by Wednesday 11:59pm (2059 GMT).
The announcement by Bennett is a key step toward ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule.

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