Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right Israeli government sworn in

Israel’s parliament has sworn in Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, inaugurating the country’s most far-right government on Thursday.

Netanyahu took the oath of office again after Israel’s parliament passed a vote of confidence in his favour of his new government.

His swearing in marks a personal return to power and the arrival of a government that has sparked fears among Palestinians as well as left-wing Israelis.

2022 ends as one of the deadliest year for Palestinians under the illegal occupation of Israel.

The 73-year-old Netanyahu was prime minister between 1996 and 1999, and then between 2009 and 2021.

He was heckled during his speech to the Knesset, with opponents chanting that he was “weak”.

He said that an end to the “Arab-Israeli conflict” would be his top priority, as well as stopping Iran’s nuclear programme and building up Israel’s military capacity.