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Netanyahu announces new government with sweeping powers to far-right allies

By Shira Rubin

22 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli cabinet is a who's who of far-right politicians being handed key ministries. The Washington Post looks at how it could affect Israel's foreign and domestic policies.

TEL AVIV - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu announced the formation of the most far-right government in the country's history Wednesday night, marking the imminent return of its longest-serving leader and granting an unprecedented portion of power to his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies, who have vowed to make far-reaching legislative changes in the country.

Netanyahu said the new coalition, which includes once-fringe ultranationalist and ultrareligious parties, would serve "all citizens of Israel." He has said that he aims to swear in the new government in the coming week.

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