Israel faces new vote as Netanyahu fails to form government

‘We will win!’ Netanyahu vows better result in snap elections after historic coalition failure

Trump sent a map and silly note to Netanyahu after the Israeli prime minister had his worst day in politics

Netanyahu was unable to find common ground between his ally Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, and the religious parties.

"This map had not been updated since the Six Day War", said Netanyahu, referring to the 1967 Middle East war, after which Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria, and later annexed it in a move not internationally recognised.

Eventually, legislators voted for fresh elections to be held on 17 September.

Despite 65 of the Knesset's 120 seats going to traditionally right-wing parties and politicians in April's elections, Netanyahu could not cobble together a majority coalition of 61 seats.

For his part, Liberman, prior to the 11th-hour deadline, pointed the finger at Netanyahu and his Likud party. "This is a surrender to the ultra-Orthodox".

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Under Israeli law, Netanyahu, who is also leader of Israel's Likud party, had until midnight Wednesday to form a workable coalition. Days of Palestine In a clear violation of the global law, #Netanyahu receiving a new map signed by #Trump, where the Golan Heights are annexed to #Israel.

Netanyahu has a home in the tony coastal town of Caesarea; Liberman lives in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim.

Netanyahu didn't. The new elections scheduled for September 17 mean that the Knesset will not have time to debate and pass a so-called "immunity law", which would keep Netanyahu from being indicted in three separate corruption scandals while in office. What results this new poll throws up is not yet known.

The parliament's disbanding comes just a month after it was sworn in and sets the stage for a second election in the same year - a first in Israeli history. The Blue and White didn't stand a chance to form the government this time because it lacked allies.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday decried the USA "deal of the century" as a conspiracy that seeks to quash any possibility of a sovereign Palestinian state.

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Indeed, the week's developments are likely to delay the Trump administration's pending Mideast peace plan brokered by first son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Image Attribute: Rabbi Israel Hager votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

While its precise outlines have yet to be revealed, Palestinian and Arab sources who have been briefed on the draft say Kushner has jettisoned the two-state solution - the long-standing USA and worldwide formula that envisions an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza.

It called on 57 OIC member states to take "appropriate measures" against countries that recognize the holy city as Israel's capital.

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