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Netanyahu To Form Unity Governement
israelnationalnews ^ | 5/8/2012 | Elad Benari

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:03:28 PM PDT by TWhiteBear

Kol Yisrael radio reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Opposition leader MK Shaul Mofaz have reached an agreement to form a national unity government.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: israel; israelelection; netanyahu; unity
So the elections are off. Mofaz is reported to not want a war without allies. This does not mean Isreal is going to war, just preparing the political landscape for war should come. TWB
1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:03:32 PM PDT by TWhiteBear
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To: TWhiteBear

22 Reserve Battalions (armor, infantry etc.) have just been put on call for possible activation, and now the elections have been cancelled and a unity government is being formed.

Gee, is something going on that we don’t know about?

2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:30:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Nuke sites will be MOAB’ed and Mullas might be microwaved.

3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:47:35 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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It was also reported that (Shaul) Mofaz is expected to be appointed either a minister without portfolio or Homefront Defense Minister,

Oh crap. I am toast.

Shaul Mofaz

"His born name is Shahram Mofazzez Zadeh.He was born in Tehran (although his parents came from Isfahan), Mofaz immigrated to Israel with his parents in 1957. Upon graduating from high school he joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1966 and served in the Paratroopers Brigade. He participated in the Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, 1982 Lebanon War, and Operation Entebbe with the paratroopers and Sayeret Matkal, an elite special forces unit.

Mofaz was then appointed an infantry brigade commander for the 1982 Lebanon War. Afterwards he attended the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia, USA. On his return he was briefly appointed commander of the Officers School, before returning to active service as commander of the Paratroop Brigade in 1986.

Mofaz served in a series of senior military posts, having been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General (1988). In 1993 he was made commander of the IDF forces in the West Bank. In 1994, he was promoted to Major General, commanding the Southern Corps. His rapid rise continued; in 1997 Mofaz was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff and in 1998 he was appointed Chief of the General Staff.

His term of Chief of Staff was noted for financial and structural reforms of the Israeli Army. But the most significant event in his tenure was the eruption of the Second Intifada in September, 2000. The tough tactics undertaken by Mofaz drew widespread concern from the international community but were broadly supported by the Israeli public. Controversy erupted over the offensive in Jenin, intermittent raids in the Gaza Strip, and the continued isolation of Yasser Arafat.

Mofaz foresaw the wave of violence coming early as 1999 and prepared the IDF for intense guerrilla warfare in the territories. He fortified posts at the Gaza Strip and due to advanced military tactics and intelligent use of bulldozers he managed to keep Israel Defense Forces casualties low. However, he drew criticism from leftist groups because of the methods he had undertaken (such as house demolitions).">>

4 posted on 05/07/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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5 posted on 05/07/2012 9:52:50 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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Thanks TWhiteBear, additional: Sidebars:
Thanks . The none-too-neighborly neighbors: Judeophobic Obama Administration: Judeophobia around the world: Wouldn't surprise me if the French and Greek election results helped make this happen.

6 posted on 05/08/2012 8:44:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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