Bennett Prepares To Take Over, But Will He Last?

by Micha Gefen

Less than 24 hours to go and Israel is preparing for a political sea change.

Former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett is set to take over as Prime Minister on Sunday afternoon as the leader of a razor thin 61 seat coalition made up of disparate parties with little in common other than the obsession with removing Bibi Netanyahu from power.

Most observers, including most of the public do not believe this government will last long and if that is the case, Netanyahu has the greatest shot in winning, while Bennett will most likely be forced out of politics after losing most of his base.

Still, no one can deny that the first ever orthodox Prime Minister is something of a big deal. After all, a kippa wearing leader of Israel will set a powerful tone for leaders around the world. However, that may be the only thing it does. In order for Bennett to run the country he will need buy in from every member of the coalition – tight, center, and left. This is a near impossible feat.

With Iran marching towards Israel, a rising anti-Israel movement in America, and a world once again in the midst of chaos, Bennett has his work cut out for him.

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