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Ballots in a Jerusalem polling station, Knesset Election day,

The chances of a government being formed following Israel’s upcoming March 2 national elections are so slim, Israel’s Central Elections Committee has already set the date for a fourth consecutive election.

Assuming the March 2 election produces the very same stalemate created by the past two rounds, Israelis will be invited back to the polls to cast their ballots once more on September 8.


Hebrew-language journalist Amit Segal revealed the information Friday in a piece published by the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.

If by some miracle a government is produced by the election on March 2, the September 8 ballot will obviously be eliminated.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.