1 Jun 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership of Israel set to end

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 1 June 2021

An attempt to form a coalition government in Israel could be poised to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year term as the leader of Israel.

Netanyahu's chief rival, the centrist politician Yair Lapid, says there are still "plenty of obstacles" as he tries to form a new coalition.

But his chances of success grew on Monday, when the far-right nationalist Naftali Bennett said his party would join the proposed administration.

CBS Israel news correspondent Robert Berger spoke to Corin Dann.