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  • Poll Shows Kadima isn't Dead Yet

    01/14/2013 4:53:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Panels Politics poll conducted for the Knesset Channel predicts that Kadima – until recently the Knesset's largest party with 28 seats – will receive 3 seats in the next Knesset. Most other polls predict that Kadima, which was created by Ariel Sharon following the Gaza Disengagement, will completely disappear from the Knesset. Otzma Leyisrael, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari, also receives three seats in this poll. The poll is largely consistent with most other polls in showing that Likud / Yisrael Beytenu will receive 35 seats, whereas Labor would receive 17 seats. Bayit Yehudi would...
  • Mofaz: Following Orders Are Essential to our Survival

    12/22/2012 1:36:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12
    Shaul Mofaz, Kadima chaiman responded to remarks made by Bennett to Channel 2 during an interview in which he said, "If I would receive an order to remove a Jew from his house and expel him, me personally, my conscience would not allow it. I would ask the commander for an exemption." Mofaz reacted, saying, "There is no place in Israel, not in the regular army and not in the reserve army, to disobey orders. One's political views should not affect his ability to perform a task. An evil spirit calling for disobedience in exchange for a handful of votes...
  • Mofaz: Third Intifada if No Peace Deal

    11/04/2012 3:35:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/11/12
    Chairman Shaul Mofaz of the Kadima party said, Sunday evening, that it was possible to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Addressing the forum of deputy mayors, the former defense minister said, "If we do not reach reach an agreement during this period, we will reach a third intifada [Arab uprising -ed.]." .....
  • Unity Coalition Crumbles, Mofaz Shuns Netanyahu

    07/03/2012 1:11:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Kadima party chairman Shaul Mofaz angrily rejected a planned meeting to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday after the Prime Minister dissolved a panel, led by Kadima, for a new draft law. Prime Minister Netanyahu disbanded the committee, headed by Kadima Knesset Member Yochanan Plesner, without Cabinet approval, a move that could be a political ploy to put Mofaz in a corner and force him to quit the national unity coalition that is only several weeks old. The committee was working on legislation to replace the “Tal Law,” which focuses on the enlistment of hareidi religious youth, with an...
  • U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran

    05/10/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Elad Benari
    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. government officials told Channel 10 News that they believe a Likud-Kadima joing government could make a decision about an Israeli attack on Iran at any moment and perhaps even before the U.S. presidential elections in November. .....
  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    05/07/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/7/12 | Jonathan Lis & Ophir Bar-Zohar
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government. The move came as the Knesset was preparing to disperse for early elections, which were expected to be scheduled for September 4. Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu's government and commit to supporting its policies through the end of its term in late 2013. Mofaz is expected to be appointed deputy prime minister, as well as minister without portfolio.
  • Mofaz: Give the Palestinians 100% of Yesha

    04/07/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) told the The New York Times that he would "respond to 100% of the territorial demands of the Palestinians" if elected Prime Minister. “I intend to replace Netanyahu,” Mr. Mofaz, 63, said. “I will not join his government.” Mofaz said that he believed Israel should keep the main settlement blocs, but that he would give the Palestinian Authority as much land from sovereign Israeli ground as he kept from Judea and Samaria. He added that he believes it is possible to reach an agreement on the borders and security within one year. When asked about...
  • Livni wins Israel leadership race, Palestinians pleased

    09/18/2008 5:44:40 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-18-08 | Israel Today Staff
    But Livni is seen as far more of a “dove” - someone who is prepared to compromise the nation’s strategic assets and historical rights - than Meir was, a fact that left Palestinian leaders breathing a sigh of relief after the news confirmed her slim victory over Mofaz. Livni has indicated that she will continue down Olmert’s path to peace, which sees Israel surrendering nearly all of Judea and Samaria for a Palestinian Arab state in order to fend off a perceived demographic threat.
  • Israel’s Prime Minister is Going; Where Does That Leave Peace?

    08/03/2008 9:30:59 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 211+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 07/30/2008 | Paul Scham
    The announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Olmert that he would not contest the leadership in his Kadima Party’s internal elections next month and would resign as soon as a new Prime Minister is in office was widely expected. But it still set off a political tumult in Israel, partly because the realistic range of options for his successor is so wide. Olmert may indeed step down as soon as mid-October but he could also end up staying in office until spring of 2009. The transition is a gradual process. First come the internal elections within the Kadima Party. The two...
  • Iran heading to nuclear breakthrough: Mofaz

    08/01/2008 10:16:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 125+ views
    reuters ^ | August 1, 2008 | Dan Williams and Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is heading toward a major breakthrough in its nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Friday, as the White House warned Iran could face new sanctions if it ignores an international freeze offer. "As soon as 2010 (Iran) will have the option to reach (uranium production) at military levels," Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz told an audience in Washington, adding that this would be an "unacceptable" development. Oil prices rose $4 in early Friday trade after the warning by Mofaz stirred concerns of a possible attack on the OPEC nation that would disrupt supplies. There...
  • Analysis: Olmert’s ‘resignation’ looking more like a ploy

    07/31/2008 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 68+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-31-08 | Ryan Jones
    While Olmert did promise to step down following the Kadima primary, that move was conditioned on the winner of the internal election successfully forming a new majority government. It is widely believed that both of the Kadima leadership frontrunners, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, will have great difficulty accomplishing that task. Should the winner of the primary fail to form a new majority government, Olmert will by default remain prime minister of the current government until new national elections can be held, probably in March or April of next year. Olmert made no commitment to refrain...
  • How Israel’s Race Could Shift Ours

    07/29/2008 6:47:32 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 79+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-29-08 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    THE most important primary for our 2008 election may be yet to come - the Kadima Party primary in Israel in mid or late September. It pits liberal-leaning Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni against hardliner and former Army Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz. (Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to sit out the contest and concentrate on staying out of jail.)
  • Israel Attack On Iran "Unavoidable" - Olmert Deputy

    06/06/2008 6:21:49 AM PDT · by Fennie · 46 replies · 160+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2008 | By Dan Williams
    JERUSALEM -- An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites looks "unavoidable" given the apparent failure of sanctions to deny Tehran technology with bomb-making potential, one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's deputies said on Friday. "If Iran continues with its programme for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective," Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz told the mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. "Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable," said the former army chief who has also been defence minister...
  • Mofaz: Israel will attack Iran if it continues nuclear weapons development

    06/06/2008 2:55:32 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 159+ views
    Israel will attack Iran if it continues with its nuclear program, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz was quoted as saying Friday. "If Iran will continue with its plan to develop nuclear weapons, we will attack it," Mofaz told Yediot Ahronot.
  • Eros all over Iran

    04/30/2006 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Dr.Enzo · 131+ views
    The Eros B spy satellite, which was launched into space last week by Israel to monitor Iranian nuclear facilities and activities, has reportedly settled into orbit and has begun sending high-resolution images back to earth. According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahranot newspaper, the Eros B satellite is fully operational and has begun sending images to earth from the different parts of the world, focusing particularly on Iran. An Israeli intelligence official who wanted to remain anonymous told that the development of the satellite was “timely,” referring to Iran’s nuclear program...
  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day: Calls For A New Holocaust

    04/25/2006 12:06:58 PM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Blogs of Zion/ Israel, Zionism, and Aliya (two blogs) ^ | 25 April 2006 | Chana (Caitlyn) Martin
    Tuesday, April 25, 2006 On Holocaust Remembrance Day: Calls For A New Holocaust The enemies of Israel and the Jewish people picked Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) to call for a new Holocaust, one that would destroy Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahemdinejad, renewing his calls for Israel to be destroyed, said:We say that this fake regime cannot not logically continue to live and addedOpen the doors [of Europe] and let the Jews go back to their own countries conveniently ignoring the fact that a majority of Israel's Jewish population didn't come from Europe and has no ties to that continent....
  • [Israeli Defense Minister] Mofaz defends raid to capture minister's assassins

    03/15/2006 10:50:45 AM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Mofaz defends raid to capture minister's assassins Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said that no responsible government would allow assassins of a government minister to go free. He said it should have been clear to the Palestinian Authority that the killers of Rahavam Zeevi would not evade the long arm of Israel. The Jericho jail was summer camp and not a real prison, Mofaz told Kol Israel. He denied any connection between the raid in Jericho and the upcoming elections nor, he said, was there coordination with the British or Americans regarding planning when their monitors were leaving the prison site....
  • Israel Warns Hamas Against Renewed Attacks (incoming Hamas PM could be targeted should attacks resum

    03/07/2006 1:46:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 371+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/06 | Amy Teibel - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday the incoming Hamas prime minister would be assassinated if the Islamic militant group resumes attacks, but the acting Israeli premier also pledged a drastic cut in spending on Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and others in his front-running Kadima Party delivered these messages just three weeks before the Israeli election. The centrist Kadima is trying to court both hardline and dovish voters, and has been sliding in the polls. Party officials have been more forthcoming recently about their post-election agenda, apparently in hopes of stemming the erosion...
  • Mofaz Favors Uprooting More Towns, Despite Hamas Victory

    01/31/2006 7:08:19 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 180+ views ^ | 16:18 Jan 31, '06 / 2 Shevat 5766 | Scott Shiloh
    Mofaz Favors Uprooting More Towns, Despite Hamas Victory 16:18 Jan 31, '06 / 2 Shevat 5766 By Scott Shiloh Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz plans to support more government efforts to uproot and destroy Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, despite the Hamas victory in the PA elections last week. According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, a government led by the Kadima party will attempt to implement another unilateral disengagement or withdrawal from areas in Judea and Samaria within a year after the March elections. Mofaz believes that the election of Hamas to the leadership of the Palestinian Authority will only...
  • Mofaz: Either way, we retreat But top defense official questions wisdom of 'two state solution'

    01/22/2006 6:21:04 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 215+ views ^ | January 22nd, 2006 | By
    Mofaz: Either way, we retreat But top defense official questions wisdom of 'two state solution' By Ryan Jones January 22nd, 2006 Israeli Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz told the Herzliya Conference Sunday Israel will be watching closely to see if it still has a “Palestinian” peace partner after this week, but that the nation must be prepared to surrender its biblical heartland either way. “If we find a legitimate and effective partner, we should move forward according to the Road Map peace plan, while understanding there are stages on the way to a permanent agreement,” Mofaz said of the internationally-backed plan...