Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins his speech in the Knesset.
“I stand here on behalf of the million Israelis… who voted for Likud under my leadership, and the other million Israelis who voted for right-wing parties with the knowledge they would join a government headed by me. In their honor, and on their behalf, I intend to continue the mission of my life: to ensure the security and flourishing of the State of Israel,” says Netanyahu.
Netanyahu recaps his achievements, from ensuring Israel becomes the first vaccinated country, to opposing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, to the Abraham Accords, to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“It was my honor to work night and day for our beloved country,” says Netanyahu.
Unlike Bennett’s speech, Netanyahu’s comments are met mostly with silence in the plenum.