Shaul Mofaz

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Israel's New Unity Government Collapses

Draft dispute leads to dissolution

(Newser) - The unity government formed scarcely more than two months ago in Israel has already dissolved, thanks to a disagreement over a proposed universal draft law. The coalition has been trying for weeks to figure out how to draft more Arab citizens and ultra-Orthodox Jews, the New York Times reports. A... More »

Netanyahu Stuns, Forges New Government

Broad coalition could push progress on Iran, Palestinians

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a revamped coalition government today, forming a broad alliance with the chief opposition party that could free his hand to take bold action on peace with the Palestinians and decide whether to attack Iran. In a stunning reversal, Netanyahu called off plans to hold... More »

Livni Poised to Be Israeli PM

Leads in polls to take over from Olmert

(Newser) - The main party in Israel's coalition government is poised today to choose 50-year-old foreign minister Tzipi Livni as Kadima party leader and new prime minister. She'll have a matter of weeks to construct a new coalition government or risk an election defeat by the right-wing Likud party, reports the New ... More »

Who Will Replace Olmert?

Who is likely to succeed Ehud as Kadima's leader?

(Newser) - Who will succeed Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert when he resigns in 2 months? Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, known as "Mrs. Clean," is a top candidate and would likely engage Palestine in peace talks, Ian Black writes in the Guardian. Challenging her will be hawkish Shaul Mofaz, a... More »

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