Shaul Mofaz

Israel opposition leader Shaul Mofaz - "I regret nothing"

By Noga Tarnopolsky, September 16, 2012

Shaul Mofaz has had a tumultuous year, even by the stormy standards of Israeli politics.


Mofaz shaken as MKs threaten to leave Kadima

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 26, 2012

The leadership of Shaul Mofaz has been seriously weakened by attempts of Kadima Knesset members to leave the party and join either the coalition or a new party headed by former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni.
One of the party’s founders and a former minister has already announced he is joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet.


Mofaz walks, coalition crumbles, elections nigh

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 19, 2012

Shaul Mofaz's announcement on Tuesday afternoon that Kadima was leaving the coalition, after only 70 days of partnership with Likud, was the opening shot for an almost certain 2013 general election. Both Mr Mofaz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now heading to the polls seriously weakened.


Questions over Kadima and survival of Israeli coalition

By Jennifer Lipman, July 17, 2012

Rumours are circulating in the Israeli media that Kadima plans to leave the Israeli government coalition imminently.

The centrist party joined the Likud-led coalition in May, after former Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz won the leadership over Tzipi Livni.


Netanyahu all at sea over universal IDF draft

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 12, 2012

In the space of a week, Benjamin Netanyahu changed his mind twice. Two weeks ago, after promising Kadima in the coalition agreement that he would accept the recommendations of the special committee on national service, he bowed to the pressure of the Charedi parties and disbanded the committee.


Israeli coalition crisis as Mofaz threatens to walk out over universal draft

By Ben Hartman, July 12, 2012

The future of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s 94-seat coalition could be in danger as talks on the universal draft broke down on Wednesday, with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz saying he would leave the government if a solution is not reached by Sunday.


Israel rebooted: Bibi's coalition deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 10, 2012

The political earthquake that shook Israel in the middle of the night this week has sent shockwaves well beyond the confines of the Knesset.

Benjamin Netanyahu is now one of the most powerful prime ministers ever to lead Israel, and many commentators are wondering if he is now sufficiently empowered to alter the course of Middle East history.


Kadima joins Netanyahu's Likud in Israeli government

By Jennifer Lipman, May 8, 2012

Plans for early elections to Israel's Knesset have been cancelled after the Prime Minister announced that his Likud Party had formed a coalition with its main opposition party.

It was revealed early on Tuesday morning that Likud would bring the Kadima Party into government.


Israelis gear up for an electioneering summer

By Ben Hartman, May 3, 2012

Early elections could be on the way for Israel with some forecasts predicting elections as early as the end of the summer.

Elections were originally scheduled for October 2013, but talk of early elections began last week when sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began leaking to the press the possibility of an imminent poll.

Early elections would favour Mr Netanyahu, who remain


Spent, shocked and beaten: Livni defeat leaves Kadima in freefall

March 29, 2012

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, what is it? That's right: it's a lame duck political party. It's Kadima.

This is the sorry state of Kadima now: on paper, it is the largest political party in the Knesset, but in reality has lost much of its electoral support to a resurgent Labour Party and newcomer Yair Lapid.