Israel forms new unity government ousting Netanyahu

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    A deal has been reached to form a coalition government in Israel that’s set to end the 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The power-sharing agreement involving eight parties was announced just ahead of a midnight deadline on Wednesday. Naftali Bennet, leader of a small nationalist party will initially serve as prime minister. But under a rotating arrangement, the centrist leader Yair Lapid will later take over the premiership. And for the first time – an Arab-led party will be part of the government in Israel. The deal still needs to be approved by the Knesset in a vote that is expected to take place next week.

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    Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches. 

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