Israel Holds Second Election in Five Months

A woman walks by an election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and US President Donald Trump, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. Hebrew on billboard reads “Netanyahu, in another league.“
A woman walks by an election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and US President Donald Trump, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. Hebrew on billboard reads "Netanyahu, in another league." Oded Balilty / AP Photo
A woman walks by an election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and US President Donald Trump, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. Hebrew on billboard reads “Netanyahu, in another league.“
A woman walks by an election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and US President Donald Trump, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. Hebrew on billboard reads "Netanyahu, in another league." Oded Balilty / AP Photo

Israel Holds Second Election in Five Months

Israel is heading back to the polls today f or the second time in five m onths after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win over the support of enough parties to maintain his Likud Party-led coalition government. Polling shows his Likud coalition neck and neck with the rival Blue and White coalition led by former Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Benny Gantz. Executive director of +972 Magazine Haggai Matar joins us to talk about the key issues at play, including Netanyahu’s stated promise to annex swaths of the occupied Palestinian West Bank should he win another term.