MK Elazar Stern
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The new coalition being formed by Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett will nominate MK Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid) as the next head of the Jewish Agency, the Times of Israel reported.

Stern would replace Isaac Herzog, who was elected as the next President of Israel last week.

The Yesh Atid and Yamina parties both agreed to this arrangement, according to the report. Stern would not be named in the coalition agreements, but would be officially nominated and supported by both parties once the new government is in place.

Sources in the Yamina party told Arutz Sheva that the report is false, however.

The Yesh Atid and Yamina parties agreed to form a unity government comprising eight parties ranging from right-wing to left-wing and even the Arab Ra'am list. As part of the agreement, Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett will serve as prime minister first in a rotation agreement, followed by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid.

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