- Pending a Knesset vote, Naftali Bennett will become Israel’s next prime minister.
- He was raised by two UC Berkeley graduates and has lived in Israel, Canada, and the US.
- The right-wing multimillionaire was also controversially involved in the 1996 “Qana Massacre” of 106 civilians.
Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, could soon be out of office after an unlikely coalition of eight opposition parties successfully reached a deal to form a new government.
If the coalition is ratified in Israel’s Knesset on Sunday afternoon, Netanyahu will be replaced as prime minister by his former Chief of Staff and the head of the right-wing Yamina party- Naftali Bennett.
Bennett, an ultra-nationalist multimillionaire, would serve as prime minister for two years before handing over to the Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid.