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