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Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel

Published on December 30, 2022
Current Context: For the sixth time, Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel, becoming the head of its most right-wing government to date. In the 120-member Knesset, 73-year-old Benjamin Netanyahu enjoys the support of 63 lawmakers, making him Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister (Israeli parliament). 54 members of the house voted against his administration.
Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel
  • With the formation of his sixth cabinet, which is made up of several far-right supporters, he came back as prime minister. All of the legislators who back the new administration are right-wing, including Netanyahu's Likud party, which the ultra-orthodox Shas, United Torah Judaism, the far-right Otzma Yehudit, Religious Zionist Party, and Noam back.
  • Amir Ohana, a Likud lawmaker, was chosen by the Knesset to serve as its new Speaker. Ohana, a former justice and public security minister in previous administrations is the first openly gay speaker in the Knesset.
  • He replaced Yair Lapid as the new PM.
  • About Israel:
    • President: Isaac Herzog
    • Parliament: Knesset
    • Currency: Israeli shekel
  • Israel and Palestine are at odds right now over matters including Jerusalem and the West Bank. The USA facilitated the signing of the Abraham Accords in 2020 between Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE to detach the Arab nations from the Palestine issue.

Question: 

Q.1 Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel for the _____ time?
a. 5th
b. 2nd
c. 4th
d. 6th
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