The Next Week Will Determine Whether Israel Goes to Election. Here's How It Could Play Out

The Knesset would automatically dissolve if a budget is not passed, and few options remain for avoiding Israel's fourth election in two years

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Eight days remain until the automatic dissolution of the Knesset due to the lack of a state budget, and there doesn’t seem to be any compromise on the horizon that would prevent the holding of a fourth election over the course of two years.

Despite declarations by Likud ministers about associates who are conducting negotiations to find a solution, as of now there are no talks being held with rival Kahol Lavan, and the usual mediators who tend mix in inter-party relations don’t seem able to come up with anything. This leaves three possible scenarios for the coming week.

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