Over the last few weeks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to form a new coalition government.
But, talks have not succeeded. Now, Israeli voters are being asked to vote all over again.
CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.
To discuss all of this:
- Guy Ziv, assistant professor in the School of International Service’s U.S. Foreign Policy Program at American University.
- Debra Shushan, director of Policy and Government Relations at Americans for Peace Now.
- Matthew Brodsky, Middle East expert, geopolitical analyst, and senior fellow at the Security Studies Group.
- Khalil Jahshan, Palestinian-American, executive director of Arab Center, Washington, D.C.
BREAKING: Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself, sending country to second snap election this year as Prime Minister Netanyahu fails to form governing coalition. https://t.co/XYCJVP7cwc
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2019
An important meeting with Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the US president, and Jason Greenblatt, US envoy to the Middle East.
The alliance between the United States and Israel has never been stronger, and it will continue to become even stronger in the future. 🇮🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/PCpfNVO6XY
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 30, 2019
The long-awaited US peace plan for the Middle East, which was expected to be unveiled next month, is facing another significant delay after Israel called snap elections for September on Wednesday night. https://t.co/q100ynZNXr
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) May 30, 2019