Israel’s High Court Hears Challenges to a Unity Government Led by Netanyahu

TEL AVIV—Israel’s large court docket on Sunday heard petitions towards Key Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forming a federal government when under indictment, with a prospective ruling that could lead to yet another election as the region grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz agreed final month to sort a unity federal government after a few inconclusive elections in a year. Each explained the offer would support fortify the country’s struggle towards the pandemic. But they have confronted pushback from nongovernmental corporations,…