by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 12:06 pm
Members of the Israeli parliament elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival as their new speaker on Thursday. The surprising move to select opposition leader Benny Gantz split his Blue and White party but sparked hope that he and the prime minister would form a coalition government. Israel has had a caretaker government since April of last year after Gantz and Netanyahu failed to reach an agreement.