Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party at level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.
Political turmoil in Israel as voters face a second election in September as Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.
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Benjamin Netanyahu's is on course for a fifth term as Israel's prime minister. Benny Gantz, his main rival in Tuesday's election, conceded defeat at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
This is a race between two competing perspectives: Those who have Bibi fatigue and those who see Netanyahu as indispensable to the nation.
Netanyahu faces three possible charges on bribery, breaching trust and fraud. It could be his downfall.