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Why Israel's prime minister Naftali Bennett is stepping down only a year after forming a government

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting at the Prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan / POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting at the Prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan / POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is stepping down after only a year in leadership. The upcoming election will be Israel’s fifth in only three years — and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to regain power.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd gets the latest from NPR’s Daniel Estrin.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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