Israel facing another election as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggles to form coalition

Israelis are being threatened with another national election just six weeks after they went to the polls.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party says it’s preparing to dissolve Parliament because negotiations to form a coalition government have stalled.

Mr Netanyahu only has until Wednesday to secure a majority and minor parties are playing hardball on the critical issue of ultra-orthodox Jews serving in the military.

Listen to the report by Eric Tlozek on the ABC AM program.