July 2, 2022 Yair Lapid becomes Israel’s 14th Prime Minister 

Yair Lapid, the Yesh Attid Party leader, becomes Israel’s 14th Prime Minister per the rotation agreement signed with his predecessor Naftali Bennett in June 2021. Together they cobbled together the broadest coalition in Israel’s parliamentary history. It was the failure of the Bennett government to renew special laws for Israeli settlers living in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), that caused the rotation to be made active, with the scheduling of new Knesset elections set for November 1, 2022.