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Israel Heads for New Election as Fragile Coalition Collapses

  • Year-old administration has been beset by internal wrangling
  • Benjamin Netanyahu vows to build the next Israeli government
The Knesset in Jerusalem.

The Knesset in Jerusalem.

Photographer: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg
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Israel is heading for its fifth election in less than four years as the fractious ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett collapsed following a series of internal disputes. 

Bennett told the nation late on Monday that he and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid had decided to act together to dissolve the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.