Nafthali Bennett has been confirmed as Israel’s Prime Minister, presiding over a coalition of “unprecedentedly diverse” parties. ending the twelve-year term of Benjamin Netanyahu. Historically, the Israeli government has not welcomed Arab political parties, nor have the minority Palestinian-Arab population wanted to join in. But after four elections in two years, with no clear winner, the new government has been sworn in. The appointment ends the twelve-year term of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Iran also has a new leader, with Ebrahim Raisi declared the winner of the presidential elections there. AlJazeera referred to Raisi as a “conservative judiciary head”, but human rights groups have called for him to be investigated for his role in death sentences issued for thousands of liberal political activists.In other news from the mid East, the co-founder of militant political party, Hezbollah has died from Covid.