3 Jun 2021

Israel in “political chaos” as Netanyahu’s time as leader runs out

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

He’s the longest serving prime minister in Israel’s history, but Benjamin Netanyahu’s time in office could be running out.

An eleventh hour deal between opposition parties looks set to usher in a new government with a wafer thin majority, and give Mr Netanyahu more time to spend on his ongoing corruption trial.

Unless he can convince right-wing MPs to defect, ahead of a confidence vote in parliament.