Israel set for November election as parliament dissolves

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Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has voted to dissolve itself and send the country to the polls in November for the fifth time in less than four years.

The vote, held on Thursday, means that Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country’s caretaker prime minister just after midnight on Friday.

He will be the 14th person to hold that office, taking over from Naftali Bennett, Israel’s shortest-serving prime minister.

New elections will be held on November 1.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from West Jerusalem.

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