The 12-year Netanyahu era is over after a coalition government of Israel’s opposition parties won a vote of confidence in Parliament. Israel’s new prime minister is Naftali Bennett, leader of the Yamina Party.
After 12 years of a confidence vote in the coalition government led by Israel’s Future and Yamina Parties, the era of Binyamin Netanyahu is over.
Party leaders addressed the General Assembly of parliament ahead of a confidence vote by the coalition aimed at ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, a partner in the newly formed coalition government, first took the stand.
Lawmakers in Netanyahu’s bloc interrupted his speech, reacting to Bennett, who often addresses the General Assembly.
Some lawmakers who reacted to Bennett were escorted out of the General Assembly by House bodyguards.
Yair Lapid, leader of the Future Party, stepped down from the podium without speaking in response to a frequent interrupted remark by lawmakers close to Netanyahu.
Netanyahu, who came to the podium after Lapid, lashed out at his opponent Bennett and suggested they would bring down the upcoming coalition “shortly.”
After the party leaders’ speech, a vote was held on the coalition government led by Lapid-Bennett.
As a result of the vote, the coalition government won a vote of confidence with the support of 60 lawmakers in the 120-seat Parliament.
The era of Netanyahu, who has been prime minister since March 2009, came to an end when the Bennett-Lapid coalition won a vote of confidence.