In a nutshell, who is Israel’s new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett?

Israel has a new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, sworn in on Sunday.

He’s a former right-hand man to the outgoing PM Benjamin Netanyahu who made his millions through private tech Company.

Bennett’s ultranationalist party won seven sits out of the 120 member Knesset in March elections.

He’s well known as an ardent opporser of Palestinian Independence and strongly in support of Jewish settlement in the occupied bank and east Jerusalem which Palestinians and other all world bodies see as a major course of the proctracted war between Israel and Palestine.

The 49 year old entered Knesset in 2013 after serving as head of the west bank settlers council, Yesha.

Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett spoke during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem in August as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listened.

Bennett also served a cabinet minister of Education, Defence and Diaspora Affairs in many of Netanyahu’s led governments.

He studies Law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem after serving in the Israel’s elite Sayaret Matkal Commando Unit.

He later founded Cyota, an anti-fraud Software Company which was sold to a US-based RSA Security back in 2005 for $145 million.

Bennett is among the third generation of Israeli leaders with Netanyahu being among the second generation after the founding fathers of the State of Israel.

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