Israel to Hold New Elections After Netanyahu Fails to Form Government


TEL AVIV—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future entered a treacherous new chapter Wednesday after he failed to form a coalition government and Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve and call new elections.

The fresh vote will force Mr. Netanyahu back to the campaign trail just weeks after he narrowly won a presidential mandate following a bruising contest with an upstart party. The scenario is unprecedented, with all previous Israeli parliamentary elections since Israel’s founding in 1948 leading to the formation…

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