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  7/17/2012, Tammuz 27, 5772

Kadima Faces Split over Draft Law


The Kadima Knesset faction is scheduled to meet, Tuesday, to decide its path in the wake of yesterday's announcement by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that negotiations between Kadima and Likud on a mandatory national service bill had failed. While Likud negotiator Moshe Ya'alon claimed that Kadima was not looking for an agreement, Kadima accused Netanyahu of dismissing the agreements that had brought them into the coalition.

The Yisrael Hayom daily reported, Tuesday morning, there are 11 members of the faction who have informed Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz that if he leaves the coalition on this issue, they will create their own party in order to stay in the coalition and maximize the chances for a new law. Other Knesset members have told Mofaz that if he does not leave the coalition, they will create a new party in order to leave the coalition.