New Israeli government – level 2

23-06-2021 15:00

Benjamin Netanyahu was Israel’s longest-serving leader, and he was the most important politician for 12 years. Last week, the Israeli parliament voted for a new government, and Netanyahu lost.

The vote was very close, and eight political parties became a part of the new coalition. These parties have very different ideas, and they cover the whole political spectrum. The new prime minister is Naftali Bennet, who will lead the country until 2023. In 2023, Yeshi Atid will lead.

People, who protested against Netanyahu, were watching the vote outside the parliament. When the government announced the result of the vote, they started to celebrate.

Difficult words: longest-serving (the person who was in a job longer than anybody else), coalition (when more political parties make a group and they work together), political spectrum (a system that shows positions of political parties from the left to the right).

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