On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had successfully formed a coalition government in Israel. This new government is mostly comprised of far-right and ultra-Orthodox members, and is likely to be the most right-wing in Israeli history. After weeks of difficult negotiations, Netanyahu’s Likud Party was able to reach agreements with its coalition partners. The new government is expected to take office in the coming week, and Netanyahu is likely to use his newfound power to push through legislation that could potentially clear him of corruption charges. He is also likely to introduce laws that could infuriate the secular middle class, as well as measures that could further increase tensions with the Palestinians. The new government’s far-right policies have been met with serious concern from the US and the European Union. The two powers have expressed worry that Netanyahu’s government may not uphold shared values such as a two-state solution, which could further divide Israel and Palestine. It remains to be seen how the new government’s policies will affect the region. Netanyahu has made his stance on various issues clear, and the majority of his coalition partners agree with him. It seems likely that the new government will be more conservative than its predecessors, and that it will seek to push through hardline policies that could potentially have long-lasting implications. The international community will be watching closely to ensure that the new government upholds shared values and that it does not take steps that could further escalate tensions in the region. The coming weeks and months will be a pivotal time for Israel and Palestine, and it is essential that the new government takes steps to ensure peace and stability in the region.