Video Duration 24 minutes 42 seconds
From: Inside Story

Will another vote change the political landscape in Israel?

The governing coalition in Israel has collapsed, paving the way for a fourth election in just two years.

A fractious coalition government, beset by infighting. But now Israel’s rare unity cabinet has collapsed, creating political uncertainty.

A fourth election in just two years is expected to be held in a few months.

The parliament was forced to dissolve after failing to pass the annual budget. That is after Benny Gantz could not convince Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to endorse his spending plans.

The two leaders will now part ways after being bound to a power-sharing deal for months.

Their campaigns have led to inconclusive election results, previously ending in months-long political deadlock.

How much of a challenge is this to Benjamin Netanyahu?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Akiva Eldar – political analyst and contributor to Haaretz newspaper

Yossi Mekelberg – senior consulting research fellow at Chatham House

Mitchell Barak – pollster at KEEVOON Global Research