Bibi’s Back: Netanyahu Positioned To Return As Israeli PM

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 01:  Former Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu cast their vote in the Israeli general election on November 1, 2022 in UNSPECIFIED, Israel. Israelis return to the polls on November 1 for a fifth general election in four years to vote for a new Knesset, the 120-seat parliament.  (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the nation’s longest serving leader, appears positioned to return to his old job.
  • Netanyahu’s party and its allies apparently have won at least. 61 seats in the Knesset, just enough to claim a majority and form a coalition government.
  • Netanyahu left the prime minister’s office in 2021 and has led the opposition ever since.


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