Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nationIsrael's new prime minister Naftali Bennett shakes hands with outgoing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a Knesset session in Jerusalem Sunday, June 13Here's a look at Israel's next leader:AN ULTRANATIONALIST WITH A MODERATE COALITIONBennett has long positioned himself to the right of Netanyahu. US President Joe Biden was the first world leader to congratulate Bennett on his win and said the United States remained committed to Israel's security. 'I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations,' Biden said. Bennett's office said he later spoke by phone with Biden, thanking him for his warm wishes and longstanding commitment to Israel's security.
Source: The Nation June 14, 2021 06:56 UTC