Israel's Netanyahu says early election possible

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Posted: Dec 01, 2014 8:52 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put rebellious members of his governing coalition on notice on Monday that he would call a new election unless they stopped attacking him.

"I demand these ministers stop their undermining, stop the attacks," Netanyahu said in public remarks to legislators from his right-wing Likud party.

"I demand that they close ranks behind the proper policy for leading the nation - for its security, economy and lowering the cost of living, in every aspect. If they agree to do so, we can continue to work together. If they refuse, we will draw conclusions, and go to the voter."

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Dan Williams)