The Knesset plenum on Wednesday night voted to disperse – one month after it was sworn in – and to hold new elections. This after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to resolve a dispute between Yisrael Beiteinu and ultra-Orthodox parties regarding the haredi draft bill, and opted for new elections over returning the mandate to the president to task another MK with trying to form a government. The morning after the plenum vote, accusations continued to fly over who is to blame for the snap elections - the second in six months -- as political parties began positioning themselves for the expected September 17 ballot.

KAN's Mark Weiss asked Prof. Gideon Rahat, a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and a professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the ramifications of holding new elections.