Israel announced Monday it will dissolve the current government and hold new elections.
The new vote could pave the way for former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was defeated after a 12-year rule, to return.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Israel’s foreign minister agreed to submit a bill to dissolve Parliament just weeks ahead of President Biden’s visit.
Bennet, who will be replaced by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, called it “the right decision for Israel” during a news conference Monday.
The election is expected to be held in October or November, the Jewish State’s fifth in three years.
Bennett was able to bring together eight parties for his weakened coalition.
Polls indicate Netanyahu’s Likud party will emerge as the largest single party, according to the Associated Press.