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Analysis: Netanyahu’s Iran Blunders

Shaul Mofaz, the leader of Israel’s centrist Kadima party, posed three questions this month to Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking in the Knesset, he said: “Prime minister, tell me, who is our biggest enemy, the U.S. or Iran? Who do you want replaced, Ahmadinejad or Obama? How low are you prepared to drag relations with our closest [...]

Great minds think alike — Mike Barnicle in NY and Shaul Mofaz in Israel

Worth noting: fascinating parallels in comments on Wednesday from “Morning Joe” regular Mike Barnicle and the same day from Kadima party’s Shaul Mofaz.BARNICLE: Who is the more dangerous player on the world stage right now, the supreme leader [Ay...

What Syrian Reactor?

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

"It's up to Netanyahu to defeat Ahmedinejad, not Obama." --Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz on the deepening rift between Israel and the US.

Shaul Mofaz Tells It Like It Is

Paul R. Pillar An admirable characteristic of Israeli democracy has been the vigor and frankness with which those who are permitted to participate in it conduct political debate. There is a refreshing directness and openness that, on some of the very same topics, is usually missing from political discourse in the United States. Show More Summary

Mofaz Fumbles, Netanyahu Hits Rough Turf

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Timing is not everything in politics, but it is not nothing. Shaul Mofaz left the coalition last night for the right reasons, which will continue to resonate in Israeli electoral politics, but he is two weeks too late to establish himself, against all odds, as an alternative leader to Benjamin Netanyahu. Show More Summary

Netanyahu has little to fear from Kadima’s desertion

Shaul Mofaz wants the Orthodox and Palestinian Israelis to serve in the military. But his party, Kadima, has little power to bring this about

Well, So Much For That 'King of Israel' Business

2 years agoNews : Jeffrey Goldberg

Shaul Mofaz comes, and Shaul Mofaz goes. That was fun while it lasted. I'm moving around a bit --…

Get Creative For Yossi Falafel

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Shaul Mofaz’s decision to lead his centrist Kadima party out of Israel’s broad coalition government shows that there is at least one politician left in the Western world who has a bottom line, which he called a  “red line.”  Standing...Show More Summary

Kadima to quit Israeli coalition

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's grand political masterstroke has officially failed. Kadima chairman and Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz announced during a closed-door faction meeting Tuesday night that his party is quitting...Show More Summary

Mofaz skeptical on Iran nuke talks

As a third round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers ended conclusively Tuesday, Israeli vice prime minister and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz called on the so-called P5+1 to focus on stopping Iran's uranium enrichment...Show More Summary

Israeli Official Says Peace Process, Not Attack On Iran, Is Top Security Concern

Shaul Mofaz, leader of the centrist Kadima party in Israel that recently formed a coalition with the right-wing Likud party led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu, said in an interview with the Washington Post that on his frist trip to the United States as Israel’s vice prime minister he will appeal for American support for [...]

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

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

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 on Channel 10 News on Thursday.U.S. Show More Summary

Israel:Ramon quits Kadima party

Kadima council chairman Haim Ramon marred the celebrations in the party over Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz’s joining the cabinet Wednesday when he sent Mofaz a fiercely-worded letter announcing that he was quitting his post and leaving the party altogether, Israeli daily Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday The daily added that Ramon was one of the [...]

How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

The advent of a new unity government in Israel provides a fresh opportunity to revive the peace process.  Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz is on record favoring immediate recognition of a Palestinian state with provisional borders that would give them sixty percent of the West Bank, (to be followed by final status negotiations). Show More Summary

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.

New Israeli government likely won’t launch Iran attack

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu moved from the far right to just the Right on Tuesday by bringing into his government the center-right Kadima Party, led by Shaul Mofaz. Mofaz has been sharply critical of reported plans by Netanyahu and his defense minister Ehud Barak, to launch a go-it-alone military attack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment [...]

Israel Forms Snap Unity Government

In an unexpected development, Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled early elections in Israel, instead forming a unity government with Kadima, the center-right rival recently taken over by Shaul Mofaz. The elections, which would have taken place in September, will now get delayed a year, which ironically may be a good thing for what some call Israel's worst government ever.

Shaul Mofaz, Netanyahu’s new partner, ordered ‘revenge’ op that killed Palestinian police in 2002

Shaul Mofaz's move to join Netanyahu has led some to hope for a renewed peace process. But Mofaz's record is anything but peaceful.

Bibi's Big Win Reax

Michael Koplow summarizes everyone's reaction to the bombshell news that Israel's opposition leader, Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, has joined Bibi's government: First of all, wow. The deal to form a Likud-Kadima government is a master stroke by Bibi Netanyahu, who...

October Surprise?

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Bibi Netanyahu is bringing Shaul Mofaz into a unity government? Wait—??what? 

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