An earlier version of this article incorrectly asserted that Naftali Bennett would become head of state as prime minister. The prime minister is head of government; Israel’s president is head of state. The article also stated that military service is required of Jewish Israeli citizens. In fact, many ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli citizens, and others, can seek exemptions from such service. The article has been corrected.
What to know about Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister
Though Bennett’s party trailed far behind both Netanyahu’s and Lapid’s in the last election, a rising push to oust Netanyahu in divergent quarters, amid political deadlock, allowed Bennett to emerge as a key power broker.
Here is what to know about Bennett, a technology millionaire turned far-right religious lawmaker who is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements and an opponent of a Palestinian state.