Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve the Knesset after PM Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government. The vote triggered a fresh election, which will be held on 17 September.
Netanyahu was unable to reach a deal for a fresh right-wing coalition following last month’s election. At the heart of the impasse was a military conscription bill governing exemptions for haredim.
It is the first time in Israel’s history that a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition.