Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the government of secretary to dismiss Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.
"In the last couple of weeks and over the last day, Lapid and Livni have forcefully attacked the government," he said. "I will not tolerate this opposition from within," he added. Netanyahu said he will call to dissolve the Knesset as soon as possible in order for the citizens of Israel to vote and receive
a clear mandate to lead Israel.