Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

Israeli Knesset Votes to Dissolve and Hold New Elections : May 28, May 30, October 3, and November 21, 2019

Israeli Knesset Votes to Dissolve and Hold New Elections
Linda Grimm

The Israeli government marked two significant firsts in 2019: the first dissolution of a newly elected legislature before a government was formed, and the first sitting prime minister to face criminal charges. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust charges contributed to his inability to forge a coalition government following the April 2019 legislative election, as did a contentious proposal to change the country’s military draft that divided his right-wing allies. Both Netanyahu and his primary opponent, the Blue and White alliance’s Benny Gantz, failed to ...

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