Israeli opposition parties issued a statement supporting early elections. Representatives from the parties, except for the fervently Orthodox United Torah Judaism bloc, participated in a meeting initiated by opposition Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon. Next week, the Knesset is slated to hold a preliminary vote on two early election bills filed by the opposition.
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