He’s Baaack! Netanyahu Has Coalition Deal To Return To Power

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - APRIL 06:  Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a protest against the Israeli government on April 6, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. At the end of March a series of terror attacks within eight days left 11 people dead and put Israeli security forces on high alert. The start of Ramadan often heralds an increase in attacks by Palestinians on Israel.  (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced that he had negotiated a coalition framework with supportive parties to allow him to return to power.
  • Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, soon will lead a coalition of six parties on a right-wing platform, the New York Times reported.
  • Netanyahu left office in early 2021, prompting a slew of elections that produced short-lived coalition governments and political instability.

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