Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel speaks to reporters in Washington as he prepares to board a plane to Israel on Mar 25, 2019. Netanyahu — who was ousted as prime minister on Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 — has been a deeply polarising figure, governing from the right, branding adversaries as traitors, anti-Israel or anti-Semitic, obsessed with power and comfortable deploying street-fighter tactics to retain it. Dan Balilty/The New York Times

Netanyahu exits a
stage he dominated

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister is a polarising figure who sidelined efforts to resolve the Palestinian conflict but opened relations with four Arab countries