Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in as new Prime Minister of Israel

  • Benjamin Netanyahu (73) has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of Israel for a sixth time, after Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has passed a vote of confidence in new government.
  • He is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel.
  • Out of 120 members, 63 lawmakers have voted in favour of new government.


Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.

  • Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • President: Isaac Herzog
  • Population: 93.6 lakhs (2021) World Bank
  • Continent: Asia
  • Official language: Hebrew