2 Jun 2021

Israeli opposition leaders face coalition deadline to topple Benjamin Netanyahu

International Editor

United by one goal – getting rid of Israel’s long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Eight parties across the country’s political spectrum are scrambling to agree a coalition deal which would topple him from power.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid has until midnight tonight to form a “government of change”, under which his political rival, the ultra- nationalist Naftali Bennett, would become prime minister for the next two years.