Then Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting, February 16, 2015

Joint List Lawmakers Back Lapid Move to Replace Knesset Speaker

Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid (There’s a Future) party began the legislative process on Thursday, June 3, to try to replace the current speaker of the Knesset, Yariv Levin of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, with Yesh Atid lawmaker Mickey Levy. Yesh Atid took the step without informing its future coalition partner, Yamina, whose leader, Naftali…

Anti-Netanyahu protestors demonstrate from atop a highway overpass near Hadera, Saturday, May 29, 2021. The banners read: "Israel is crashing" and "You have failed."

“Change Bloc” Steps Up Efforts to Oust Netanyahu from Premiership

Zionist politicians inched closer to forming a coalition that would end the era of right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest serving premier. Far-right Yamina leader MK Naftali Bennett delivered his long-awaited announcement that he would join a government with Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid and seek to replace Netanyahu, who Bennett accused…