Following his November 1 election win, veteran Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu, informally known as “Bibi”, has been sworn in as the country’s prime minister for his sixth term on December 29.

His new far-right government – the most religious and hardline in Israel’s history – is made up of ultraorthodox parties, an ultranationalist religious faction and his Likud party.

Netanyahu, who is also on trial for corruption, is already Israel’s longest-serving premier, and now ushers in Israel’s most right-wing government.

Netanyahu stands accused of fraud, breach of trust, and corruption. He was indicted in 2019 in long-running cases

involving gifts from millionaire friends and for allegedly seeking regulatory favours for media tycoons in return for favourable coverage.

He has denied any wrongdoing. He rejected calls to step down from the country’s leadership after being indicted in 2019 and has repeatedly lashed out at law enforcement

The corruption allegations were one of the main factors in uniting Israeli politicians from across the political spectrum against him