Israel will hold its second legislative vote of the year on September 17 after coalition talks collapsed following April’s previous election.
- Netanyahu will try to shift the focus of the election towards security, and away from religion and society issues.
- The prime minister will vaunt his personal ties with Trump, Putin and Modi to enhance his image.
- The re-emergence of the Joint List may improve voter turnout among the Arab population.
- With the country still in holiday mode, the campaign will only start in earnest in September.