Less than an hour before a midnight deadline to form a new government, Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party were able to form a majority coalition. If the coalition is approved, it will effectively end the 12-consecutive year era of Netanyahu, who was the longest serving PM in Israel’s history.
Here are three stories for a deeper dive:
- Knesset speaker refuses to set inauguration date
- Mixed views among Israeli-Arabs over Ra'am party joining coalition
- Expect dirty tricks in Netanyahu's last battle for survival