Netanyahu's Final Days in Office? Here's How This Dramatic Week Plays Out

When does Lapid's mandate to form a government expire? What's the other election happening next week all about? A guide to a turbulent week

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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With a pending presidential election and coalition negotiations coming down to the wire ahead of Wednesday's looming deadline, this week promises to be one of the busiest in recent Israeli political history. But with the constant deluge of headlines and social media posts, it can get hard for even experienced political watchers to keep track of just what is going on. So what exactly is happening and when?