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
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