What to Know About Netanyahu’s Far-Right Government in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in Dec. 29 for a sixth time as Israel’s prime minister, in a right-wing coalition in which his Likud Party is the most moderate member. Once-fringe, far-right politicians are now a key part of the government. Though Netanyahu has pledged to rein in extremism, there are risks that the new government’s actions will deepen tensions with Palestinians, erode Israel’s democracy, and strain relations with the country’s neighbors and allies, including the US.

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