Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem in October 2019.
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Benjamin Netanyahu's life in pictures

Updated 1:10 PM ET, Mon June 14, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem in October 2019.
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Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving Israeli prime minister in history, was ousted from power on Sunday, June 13.

Naftali Bennett, leader of the small right-wing party Yamina, was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins — just 60 votes to 59.

Netanyahu had been prime minister since 2009, but this was his second time leading Israel's government. In 1996, he became Israel's youngest-ever prime minister, and he served until 1999.

Since 2005, Netanyahu had led Israel's right-wing Likud party.