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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid arrives to a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 1, 2022.

Yair Lapid: From TV star to Israel's next prime minister

Aged 58, the self-taught politician has many hats

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Israel's new Prime Minister Yair Lapid visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, June 30, 2022.

Israel's incoming PM Lapid visits Yad Vashem to honor father's memory

New head of government vows to ensure Israel is always able to defend itself

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A man walks by election campaign billboards in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Israel: Committee approves 12.5% ​​increase in funds for party election campaigns

Funding is allocated to each existing parliamentary party according to number of members it has in Knesset

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مناقشة وتصويت على مشروع قانون لحل الكنيست ، في قاعة الجمعية بالبرلمان الإسرائيلي ، في القدس ، في 30 يونيو ، 2022.

Israel: Parliament votes to dissolve, Lapid to become PM

Fifth round of elections since 2019 scheduled for November 1

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Leader of the Opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud party meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu gives speech before parliament dissolution vote

'The general feeling is that we're losing this country,' Benjamin Netanyahu says

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022.

Israel: PM Bennett will not run in next elections

'I do not intend to run in the next elections, but I will remain a loyal soldier of this country'

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The empty assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2022.

Israel: Parties threaten filibuster over Metro Bill before parliament dispersal

Israel's opposition wants to block the bill, as it would be a victory for the coalition

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Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid takes part in a Knesset (parliament) session in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2022.

Israel heads towards snap election, Lapid poised to be PM

Parliament expected to dissolve Wednesday, ending Naftali Bennett's year-long premiership

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A model of the new Tel Aviv Light Rail seen on display on Rothschild boulevard in Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 13, 2017.

Israel: Parliament makes attempt to pass Metro Law before dissolution

'Israel is a modern country without a metro like in New York, Paris, or London, this is why we suffer'

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Israeli Prime Minister Nafatali Bennett (C) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid (R) speak at Israel's parliament ahead of a session in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2022.

Israel: Bill advances to dissolve Knesset, planned for Wednesday

The bill, approved on first reading, will come up for a vote in two more readings before it becomes law

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Nir Orbach leads a Knesset committee in the Israeli parliament and a vote on the dispersal of the Knesset, June 27, 2022.

Israel: Parliament dispersal bill stalled in committee

The Knesset committee meeting began around 1 p.m., and halted soon after

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Head of the Tkuma party MK Bezalel Smotrich gives a press statement in the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on April 04, 2021.

Israel: Smotrich says he will do anything to establish Netanyahu-led government

'I am ready to create a...bridge to Ayelet Shaked and my right-wing rivals so that a government can be formed'

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Gilad Kariv leads attends a Law and Constitution Committee meeting, during a discussion on preparing proposals for the "Defendant's Law" and the law to dissolve the Knesset, in the Israeli parliament, on June 26, 2022.

Israel: Ministers advance bill preventing Netanyahu from forming government

The bill will likely be brought before the Knesset for a preliminary reading on Wednesday

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Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L), Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and lawmaker Boaz Toporovsky during a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 22, 2022.

Israel’s Knesset set to dissolve on Monday ending Bennett’s term as PM

Yair Lapid to take over as interim prime minister in midweek

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Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at a military ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Base in southern Israel, on June 23, 2022.

Bennett: ‘I hand over a strong and secure State of Israel’

'I did the best I could for the people of Israel, for my beloved people'

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Yamina parliament member Nir Orbach attends a meeting of the Arrangements Committee at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on June 9, 2021.

Israel: Renegade MK delays parliament dispersal process to Monday

The bill to dissolve parliament is currently at the Knesset's House Committee, headed by Nir Orbach

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A discussion and a vote on The vote on the Citizenship Law at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on March 10, 2022.

Israel adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

This definition describes various behaviors considered antisemitic, including the denial of the Holocaust

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Le chef de l'opposition Benyamin Netanyahou et le Premier ministre Naftali Bennett, après une session extraordinaire à la Knesset à Jérusalem, le 13 juin 2021

Israel: Bennett says he won't back bill that blocks Netanyahu from becoming PM

'Certainly, on the eve of an election — there is no place for changing the rules of the game,' says Bennett

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Discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022.

Israel: Parliament dissolution bill passes initial vote

The bill will now head to the Knesset Committee, led by Nir Orbach

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L'ancien Premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahou arrive pour une audience de son procès, au tribunal de district de Jérusalem, le 11 mai 2022.

Netanyahu would not be able to form the next government (poll)

When asked who the best prime minister would be, 48% answered Netanyahu

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Leader of the opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud party meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on May 23, 2022.

Israel: Bill that would prevent Netanyahu from returning to power pushed off

'The goal in the upcoming elections is clear: to prevent Netanyahu from returning to power'

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the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Hossein Salami speaking during a military drill in an unknown location in central Iran on January 15, 2021.

Iranian commander gloats over 'political collapse' in Israel

'The desperate arrogant powers seek to find a way out. Our enemies are worn and defeated,' says Salami

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Portrait of Moshe Tur-Paz, January 3, 2016.

Israeli MK to i24NEWS: 'This was a very good coalition'

'We had to decide whether we're going to stumble for a few more months or go to elections'

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid seen during plenum session in the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022.

Israel: Coalition to begin dissolving process on Wednesday

'We hope that within a week, we will complete the process,' says Welfare Minister Meir Cohen