The Kadima party will likely leave Israel's government coalition after negotiations with Likud over a universal draft bill broke down.
With his recent return to the top ranks of Israel’s government, Shaul Mofaz is receiving plenty of attention in high places for emphasizing renewed talk of peace with the Palestinians. It’s yet another high point in a relatively short political career — after 35 years of military service — that is making Mofaz a heavyweight on his country’s political scene.
Tzipi Livni’s resounding fall in the leadership vote for Kadima, Israel’s largest political party, was as dramatic as her rise to political power.
Shaul Mofaz decisively defeated Tzipi Livni to become the new leader of Israel’s Kadima Party.