Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces dissolution of parliament
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Israel PM Netanyahu seeks early general election

Israel's prime minister has sacked his finance and justice ministers and declared he wants parliament dissolved, triggering an early general election.

Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni of plotting against him, said he wanted elections as early as possible.

Disagreements over a series of economic and political policies have strained relations within the coalition.

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