Israel’s New Government Gets to Work

Stand for Israel  |  June 14, 2021

New Israeli government meets with outgoing President Rivlin
New Israeli government meets with outgoing President Rivlin

With a new premier after twelve consecutive years of PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership, Israel and her government got ready to work. The Times of Israel reports on Israel’s new leaders meeting at the residence of outgoing President Reuven Rivlin before getting busy with the Jewish state’s policies:

Israel’s new ruling coalition got ready for the business of governance Monday morning, taking fire from the opposition and laying out policy plans, but first gathering at the official residence of President Reuven Rivlin for a group photo.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid and over two dozen ministers lined up for a traditional picture alongside the outgoing president at Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem, kicking off their first full day manning the rudder of state Monday.

The government, a coalition of eight parties from the right, center and left, won a Knesset vote of confidence on Sunday, removing Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu from power after 12 years…

Bennett, who visited the grave of his friend Lt. Col. Emmanuel Moreno in Jerusalem following the ceremony, met Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office later Monday for an official handover of powers…

May God grant his wisdom and strength to Israel’s leaders, that they may continue to protect her people and let them prosper.

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