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In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections
Haaretz ^ | 5/7/12 | Jonathan Lis & Ophir Bar-Zohar

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by Nachum

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.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elections; israelelection; israelgovernment; mofaz; netanyahu; unity
Hmmmm
1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:03:47 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

WTF??? Kadima traitors? The party of that douchebag Lipni? This can’t be good.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:05:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Nachum

I generally find Israeli politics difficult to follow. Is there any reason to think think that competing politicians sense that the nation of Israel is about to enter a fight for its existence, and that petty political squabbles should be put aside?


3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: montag813

I wish I could say I was surprised. The years of islamic terrorism have taken their toll and the left seems to be rather embedded.

Sounds a lot like America these days.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

The kind of thing that they do when war is about to start?


5 posted on 05/07/2012 8:18:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
"The kind of thing that they do when war is about to start "

That was my first thought too.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 8:21:16 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Nachum
Aren't “unity governments” formed when a country expects serious difficulties in the not-too-distant future?
7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:22:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Nachum

There aren’t many stronger unifying agents than external threats. The Japanese Empire even unified Chang and Mao for a time.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:33:44 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: ClearCase_guy
Is there any reason to think think that competing politicians sense that the nation of Israel is about to enter a fight for its existence, and that petty political squabbles should be put aside?

One certainly hopes so!

9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:35:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ClearCase_guy
Is there any reason to think think that competing politicians sense that the nation of Israel is about to enter a fight for its existence, and that petty political squabbles should be put aside?

Going by what we see here in America, no.
Can you imagine the scumbag Democrats putting the nation ahead of their lust for political power? I can't. Never.

10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:37:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum

My take is that Israel is not going to attack Iran this year, and probably will never attempt to stop their nuke program with overt military action.

This unity government comes as a little bit of surprise to me though, anyone who really knows the situation can shed more light on it?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:41:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: GeronL

The kind of thing that they do when war is about to start?

Yep...pretty much I’d say.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Nuke sites about to be MOAB’ed and Mullas might be microwaved. I love the smell of roasting turbans early in the morning...


13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:58 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Not sure how soon ...or later toward the election...but I don’t think Be-BE is going to wait around for Obamas permission either way.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 9:04:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Agree


15 posted on 05/07/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Shaul Mofaz is a former IDF general, former Defense Minister and is of Persian Jewish descent and speaks fluent Farsi. He may be a lefty in some aspects of economics but IIRC he was an a** kicker when it came to Israel’s defense.

I think the Persian Jewish community is going to play a vital role in Israel’s unraveling of the Mullah’s schemes and the liberation of Iran from their theocracy.

I’ll leave you all to speculate how that might play out.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 9:50:42 AM PDT by hawkboy
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