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Knesset Approves First New Israeli Gov’t Since 2015

After more than 500 days of deadlock, the Thirty-Fifth Government of Israel was officially voted into power Sunday afternoon—ending nearly a year and a half of political deadlock and three successive general elections within the span of less than one year.

The new unity government, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and alternate premier Benny Gantz, is set to last just three years—rather than the standard four years for a government—with Gantz rotating in as prime minister after eighteen months.

The new unity government includes a total of 74 MKs from both the Right and Left, including 36 members of the Likud, 15 MKs from the center-left Blue and White, nine lawmakers from Shas, seven from United Torah Judaism, three from the Israeli Labor Party, two from the centrist Derech Eretz (which split off from Telem), one from the Jewish Home, and one from Gesher. (VFI News)

Prayer point: “God, we ask that you give our leaders wisdom and courage as they guide us through the course of history, according to Your will.”

He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. –Isaiah 11:12