Far-right party backs coalition plan to unseat Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Far-right party backs coalition plan to unseat Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu
The leader of a far-right Israeli party has thrown his support behind plans for a “government of change” to unseat the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a move that could signal the end of a political era.

The leader of a far-right Israeli party has thrown his support behind plans for a “government of change” to unseat the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a move that could signal the end of a political era.

Naftali Bennett’s decision, which was announced in a televised address, could allow opposition chief Yair Lapid the opportunity to put together a coalition of right-wing, centrist and leftist parties to defeat Mr Netanyahu for the first time since 1999.

Mr Lapid, who leads the centrist party Yesh Atid, faces a Wednesday deadline from Israel’s president to announce a new government.

His party finished second to Mr Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud in an inconclusive national ballot in March.

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