Israel's Prime Minister Fails To Form Coalition - New Elections September 17
Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the midnight deadline to form a new government, triggering an unprecedented second national election this year.
After a raucous 12-hour debate, lawmakers approved by a vote of 74 to 45, a Likud-drafted bill to dissolve the 21st Knesset and hold new elections on September 17th.
The Likud, Yisrael Beytenu, United Torah Judaism, Shas and Union of Right-Wing Parties were joined by the two Arab-Israeli parties, Ra’am-Balad and Hadash-Ta’al in supporting the motion. Only Kulanu MK Royi Folkman was absent from the vote. (Times of Israel)
Please pray for unity within the nation of Israel as they try again to have an election where the elected party is able to form a coalition.