Naftali Bennett has several challenging tasks ahead of him as the new Prime Minister of Israel. Within 48 hours of his taking office, Hamas tested Bennett by sending incendiary balloons strapped with explosives. Bennett responded without any hesitation and bombed the perpetrators. However, apart from regional rivals, Bennett has a new challenge on the horizon, China! Chinese foreign policy for the Middle East had largely been passive over the years.
Sunday saw voting take place in the Knesset or the national legislature of Israel for proving the majority towards the prime ministership. Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the Likud Party and the sitting Prime Minister, lost the bitterly fought contest to Naftali Bennett, who leads the Yamina Party, by just one vote. Bennett is a former cabinet member under Prime Minister Netanyahu, who later broke away from him. The vote