Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, March 11, 2018. (REUTERS/Oded Balilty/Pool)
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Members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition accused the embattled premier Sunday of perpetuating a "fake crisis" over a political dispute to potentially force early elections.Netanyahu has said he wants his coalition to last its entire term, which expires in November 2019 -- something he repeated on Sunday.The ultra-Orthodox parties are refusing to approve the 2019 budget unless the conscription bill passes.Netanyahu has reportedly called on members of his coalition to commit to remaining in the government until the end of the current term as part of negotiations.Last week, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman of ultra-Orthodox alliance United Torah Judaism said that Netanyahu wanted early elections.
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