Benjamin Netanyahu fires Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni

Benjamin Netanyahu  picture: Reuters

The Prime Minister said he would not tolerate opposition within the government and will call elections.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fired Minister of Finance Yair Lapid and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni. This evening he instructed the Cabinet secretary Avihai Mandelblitt to issue letters of dismissal to the ministers.

Netanyahu said, "In recent weeks, including over the past day, ministers Lapid and Livni have harshly attacked the government that I head. I will no longer tolerate opposition within the government and I won't tolerate ministers attacking the policy of the government that I head from within the cabinet. I will call for the dissolution of the Knesset as soon as possible to go to the people and receive a clear mandate to lead Israel."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on December 2, 2014

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Benjamin Netanyahu  picture: Reuters
Benjamin Netanyahu picture: Reuters
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