PM Modi congratulates Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Naftali Bennett, new Prime Minister of Irale.

Prime Minister Tweeted, “Excellency Naftali Bennett, congratulations on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. As we celebrate 30 years of the upgradation of diplomatic relations next year, I look forward to meeting you and deepening the strategic partnership between our two countries.”

For Benjamin Netanyahu, PM Modi Tweeted, “As you complete your successful tenure as the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, I convey my profound gratitude for your leadership and personal attention to India-Israel strategic partnership.”

Naftali Bennett becomes Israel’s new PM, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year reign

Israeli Parliament on Sunday voted in favour of a precarious coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year historic run as prime minister.

Israeli Parliament, commonly known as Knesset, approved the new government by just a single vote — 60 to 59, with one abstention, New York Times reported. Naftali Bennett, a right-wing Jewish nationalist and former tech millionaire, became the new prime minister of the country. It will be the first time in 12 years the country will be led by someone other than Netanyahu.

US President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and said he is looking forward to working with him.

“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations,” said Biden.

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