LIVE: Netanyahu speaks to press after firing Livni and Lapid

"I will not tolerate this opposition from within," Netannyahu says.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo credit: REUTERS)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to speak to the press on Tuesday evening following his decision that he made earlier to fire 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.