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Will Israel's Next Election Yield Progress or More Paralysis?

Dec 12, 2019 | 12:38 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives at a weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Dec. 8, 2019.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives at a weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Dec. 8. 

(RONEN ZVULUN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

After negotiations to form a last-minute government alliance broke down ahead of the Dec. 11 deadline, Israel's Knesset has, once again, dissolved itself -- meaning Israelis will also, once again, head to the polls in March 2020 for the third time in less than a year. But barring a major event that either forces the country's leaders to come together or drastically changes the way voters view them, this next election is unlikely to grant any more political clarity than the previous two....

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