Israelis gird for unprecedented third election in a year

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis grappled yesterday with the confounding reality of unprecedented third national elections in less than a year, after Parliament was dissolved and the date for the next vote was set — further extending months of political paralysis that has gripped the country. Legislators passed a motion earlier to hold elections on March 2, hours after the deadline to form a coalition government expired. The motion passed with a 94-0 vote in the house. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin