Israel to vote on dissolving parliament

December 3, 2014 10:25 AM

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Israel to vote on dissolving parliament

JERUSALEM – Israeli lawmakers were set to vote Wednesday on a motion to dissolve the Knesset, a preliminary step that will pave the way for early elections two years ahead of schedule.

Israel's government, which took office in early 2013, has been riven by divisions from the beginning over the major issues facing the country. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for elections, plunging the country into a bitter campaign se...

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