Will a new vote in Israel make a difference?

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Will a new vote in Israel make a difference?

Keeping Benjamin Netanyahu out. That is what the eight parties making up the Israeli government had in common.

But it has not been enough to keep a government, divided on nearly everything, from collapsing.

Defections, an inability to pass legislation, and disagreements with Arab-Israeli coalition allies over Israeli attacks on the occupied Al-Aqsa Mosque compound all leading to a dissolution of parliament after only a year in office.

How can long-term political instability in Israel be tackled?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests:

Gil Hoffman – Chief political correspondent at The Jerusalem Post

Meron Rapoport – Writer and editor at Local Call

Gideon Rahat – Senior fellow at Israel Democracy Institute and chair of political science at Hebrew University of Jerusalem