Why would Israel be forced to hold elections again?

Guide to the Perplexed: Why is it necessary to repeat elections and who is to blame for this? How will this affect the Deal of the Century?

NPR, | updated: 18:32

Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Liberman
Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Liberman
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Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not meet Wednesday's deadline to put together a governing majority, so the country's parliament voted to set new elections for September 17.

Why does Israel need repeat elections? Who and what caused it? How does a country disperse its parliament only a month after being sworn in? All the answers.