March 17 date expected for new Israel elections

December 3, 2014 6:22 PM

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March 17 date expected for new Israel elections

Jerusalem (CNN) -- New elections will probably be held on March 17, the speaker of Israel's parliament said Wednesday, a day after the Prime Minister sacked two senior members of his coalition Cabinet for criticizing government policy.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also called for parliament to be dissolved, a step that the Knesset is now considering.

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