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Israel's new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu's 12-year grip on power
Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader.
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Netanyahu ousted from power as rival Bennett set to become Israel's new prime minister
With lawmakers' vote of 60 and 59, Naftali Bennett won a crucial vote in Israel's Knesset Sunday, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- the country's longest-serving leader -- from office.
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As Netanyahu's reign ends, he leaves behind a wealthier, more divided Israel and a stalled peace process
To supporters, Benjamin Netanyahu is the tireless protector of modern-day Israel who helped turn the small nation into an economic powerhouse with outsized global influence. To critics, he's a divider who helped destroy democratic institutions while enabling the rise of extremists.
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Shirin Ebadi Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts about the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
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