GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a new Israeli government led the Knesset to vote May 30 to dissolve itself and hold new elections. This came only two months following the April 9 election.
Netanyahu, who leads the right-wing Likud party, won the April 9 elections without, however, securing enough seats in the Knesset to form a government. This being said, he was forced to build a right-wing governing coalition. The differences he has with the other political parties, however, prevented him from doing so and made him the first prime minister-elect to fall short to form a coalition in Israel's history.