A deadline for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government has expired, putting his political future in question. The BBC reports that President Reuven Rivlin may now ask a rival to try to assemble a coalition. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, and Naftali Bennett, head of the right-wing Yamina party, spoke to Rivlin on Wednesday morning. But there remains a risk of the country having to hold a general election for the fifth time in only two years. This will be a blow for Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader.