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Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s 13th prime minister and Lapid as the 14th.
“Congratulations to the people of Israel on this historic day. This new government proudly reflects Israel’s broad and diverse societal makeup with political parties from the left to the right.”
The vote for Levy passed with the support of 67 MKs after Shas MK Yaakov Margi did not obtain a majority.
"On behalf of the more than 100 Jewish communities on six continents affiliated with the World Jewish Congress, I look forward to working with the new government."
Labor Party chairwoman Merav Michaeli: "[Netanyahu's] hatred is the main reason why I have always refused to sit with him and why I am so committed to replacing him."
Yamina has already announced that starting on Sunday, Bennett will have three personal security guards with him at all times instead of just one.
Both the N12 and Channel 13 polls found that Netanyahu would have an even harder time forming a government if elections were held today.
"Netanyahu is playing on the operation in Gaza to use up the days given to Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid for the mandate to form a government, without any real plan."
Were Israel to hold direct elections for prime minister today, some 37% of Israelis would vote for Netanyahu and 23% for Lapid.
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