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Israel: Mofaz Derided for Joining Unity Government

Israel's biggest news story of recent months happened in the early hours of May 8: the head of the opposition, Shaul Mofaz, agreed to join Benjamin Netanyahu's government, thus postponing the early elections Netanyahu had announced just days before.
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Netanyahu rival shocks Israel with sudden plan to quit cabinet

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (18 hours ago)

Israel's interior minister, seen as a rival and potential successor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announced on Wednesday he was quitting the government, in a move that stunned the political right. Gideon Sa'ar, 47, widely vi... Read Post

It’s Good to be the King: Netanyahu scraps elections, buys off opposition and cements power with new unity gov’t

News / International Affairs : Mondoweiss (2 years ago)

In a surprise move, Benjamin Netanyahu has cut a deal with Shaul Mofaz's Kadima Party to join his coalition government, effectively canceling the Israeli elections he had just announced. Paul Mutter breaks down the deal and what it ... Read Post

U.S. worried that Israel's new unity government could result in an attack on Iran at any given moment

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

The United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities at any given moment, according to a report... Read Post

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