Benjamin Netanyahu is once again Prime Minister of Israel.
According to a Fox News report, Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to power as Israel’s new government is officially sworn in.
Bibi held office from 2009 until 2021 in addition to a stint in the 1990s.
From Fox News:
He was ousted from office last year after four deadlocked elections by a coalition of eight parties united in their opposition to his rule while on trial for corruption.
That coalition broke apart in June, and Netanyahu and his Likud party won the most seats in November’s election. His new right-wing coalition includes both nationalist and ultra-Orthodox parties.
Netanyahu’s new government has pledged to prioritize settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
“These are the basic lines of the national government headed by me: The Jewish people have an exclusive and unquestionable right to all areas of the Land of Israel,” Netanyahu tweeted Wednesday. “The government will promote and develop settlement in all parts of the Land of Israel — in the Galilee, the Negev, the Golan, Judea and Samaria.”
“The government will work to recognize the Golan Heights as a strategic region of land, with wide development potential, and will create a momentum of settlement, development, development and promotion of entrepreneurship while preserving the values of nature, people and the environment that are unique to the Golan,” he added.
More over at Fox News:
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