Israel opposition leader Yair Lapid clinches deals to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s opposition leader moved closer to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday when he officially informed the country’s president that he has reached agreements with political allies to form a new government.About 30 minutes before a midnight deadline, the centrist Yair Lapid, according to a party statement, told President Reuven Rivlin in an email:“I am honoured to inform you that I have succeeded in forming a government.” Rivlin, attending Israel’s soccer cup final at…