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Naftali Bennett: the leader of the far-right Yamina party will serve  as the first prime minister of the new coalition under  a rotating premiership agreement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/EPA

Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s 36th government will be sworn in on Sunday and the the strangest Israeli coalition ever assembled will take (...)

Binyamin Netanyahu has been invited by Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, to try to form a government after the country’s fourth inconclusive election in two years. Photograph: Abir Sultan/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has assigned Binyamin Netanyahu the task of forming the next government but he faces an uphill task to cobble together(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centre, acknowledges supporters in Jerusalem. Photograph: Oren Ben Hakoon/AP Photo

Binyamin Netanyahu’s strategy to win an unprecedented sixth term as Israeli prime minister is based on the 30-20-10 formula: 30 seats for his ruling L(...)