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[Ticker] Far-right ex-settler becomes Israeli prime minister

Israel has sworn in a far-right former settler, Naftali Bennett, as its new prime minister, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in power. Bennett pledged to unite the country, but was branded a traitor by his far-right base for joining a coalition with left-wing and Arab Israeli parties. He will stay in office until 2023 then yield to Yair Lapid, a centrist former TV anchor, under a power-sharing deal.


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