What to Expect From Israel’s New Govt Under Naftali Bennett?
Some experts have labelled Bennett an ‘ultra-nationalist’. In his speech on Sunday, Bennett said that he “will work for the sake of all people", adding that the priorities would be reforms in education, health, and cutting red tape.
Bennett’s government is Israel's broadest ever – but that also makes it unstable. The glue that was holding the coalition together was the agenda of dethroning Netanyahu, which has now been achieved.
The coalition will now be challenged to find common ground on key national issues such as the policy towards Palestinians and social issues like the advancement of gay rights.
In today’s episode, we dive into Israel's new leadership, an ideologically divided coalition, and what Bennett's appointment means for India-Israel relations.
Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in India’s embassy in Israel from 1995-1999.