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Mofaz Resigns from Politics

"I am not an outstanding politician," admits Kadima chairman as he announces that he is stepping down from politics.Elad Benari, 1/28/2015, 2:14 AM

Former Kadima MK Hasson May Join Labor-Hatnua

Yoel Hasson, a former Kadima MK, who has followed steadily behind Livni since Likud, may become #16 on Labor-Hatnua's Knesset list.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2015, 3:02 PM

End of the Road: Mofaz won't be Joining Labor

Kadima party leader turns down reserved spot on Labor party list, effectively marking the end of his political career.Hezki Baruch, 1/19/2015, 1:18 PM

Moshe Kahlon's Appointments Align Him with Kadima

Left-wing bent of Kahlon's new party increasingly apparent; ex-police chief who also approached Kadima en-route to join party.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2014, 6:21 PM

Herzog-Livni-Mofaz Joint List in the Works

Report reveals negotiations are being held to form joint leftist bloc, with Labor sources saying it has a '60% chance' of success.Ari Yashar, 12/5/2014, 11:19 AM

Kadima Head Slams PM for 'Eroding Deterrence'

Shaul Mofaz, former IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister, says Netanyahu's policy led to abduction, rockets; 'no country would allow it.'Ari Yashar, 7/2/2014, 1:28 PM

Netanyahu Admits He Lost Control of Likud

Sources close to Netanyahu reveal he acknowledged ignoring Likud over last two years, pledged to reconnect and 'fix the mistakes.'Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 9:15 AM

Caught on Tape: Even Netanyahu Opposed Netanyahu

1999 recording of Netanyahu interview reveals PM called idea of Jews living under PA 'absurd,' and 'another way of eliminating them.'Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 12:29 PM

Poll: Netanyahu Breakaway from Likud is Viable

Scenario poll shows if Bibi broke off from Likud and opted for elections on a 'peace' deal platform, his new party would be the largest.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2014, 3:09 PM

Likud Gains 2 Seats, Jewish Home Drops in New Poll

The Likud- Beytenu would receive 33 seats if elections were held today, followed by Labor with 16, according to new poll.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 2:15 AM

Netanyahu: Freeing Terrorists Strengthens Terror

Just five years ago, Netanyahu declared that releasing prisoners “reflects weakness and a loss of direction.”Gil Ronen, 7/29/2013, 9:17 AM

Solodkin Praised for ‘Good Works, Social Justice’

Praises for the work accomplished by former MK Marina Solodkin, who died while attending a conference in Latvia on Saturday, are pouring in.Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 9:40 AM

Bennett, Lapid Deny Giving Netanyahu an Ultimatum

Bennett and Lapid deny media reports that they plan to demand the Foreign and Finance Ministries or stay away from the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2013, 4:14 AM

Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister

Mofaz reportedly joined the pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid because his demand to be Defense Minister was rejected.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 11:14 PM

Two-Seat Kadima May Follow Livni Into Coalition

Kadima may be the next faction to join Netanyahu's embryonic coalition after Tzipi Livni's party did so on Tuesday. Gil Ronen, 2/20/2013, 9:23 PM

Mofaz Touts Near Crash as New Opportunity

After achieving two seats, Kadima chairman hints he will join Netanyahu's new coalition.Elad Benari, 1/25/2013, 3:44 AM

New Coalition Could Take A ‘Step to the Right’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could form a coalition that is more right-wing than centrist, if he so chooses - but it requires work.Chana Ya'ar, 1/24/2013, 8:44 AM

Kadima Not Out Yet, May Pass Threshold

Kadima, the largest party in the 18th Knesset, may have passed the electoral threshold and will have two seats in the 19th Knesset.Elad Benari, 1/23/2013, 4:45 AM

Poll Shows Kadima isn't Dead Yet

Knesset Channel poll gives Disengagement party 3 seats in next Knesset.Gil Ronen, 1/14/2013, 1:42 PM

Political Parties Ask Peres: Work to Free Pollard

Ten of Israel's parties from across the political spectrum have united in a call to President Peres to work for Pollard's release.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 3:15 AM

Kadima Game: 'Grab the Money' from Hareidim

Kadima continues its campaign comparing hareidi learners to IDF soldiers, with game urging users to "grab the money."Maayana Miskin, 1/1/2013, 9:10 AM

Olmert Attacks Livni Over 'Crushing Loss'

After previously considering running with Tzipi Livni, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is now attacking his former Kadima colleague.Elad Benari, 12/31/2012, 5:43 AM

Committee Okays Kadima Ad: Not Racist

The Election Committee ruled that Kadima's ad campaign "is in the context of legitimate public discourse and is not incitement."Annie Lubin, 12/26/2012, 11:03 PM

Hareidi MK: Kadima Incitement Could End in Murder

Hareidi MK worries that a new Kadima party slogan comparing soldiers, Torah scholars will end in violence. Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 8:43 PM

More Kadima MKs to be 'Unemployed'

The parade of Knesset members and government officials who have decided to leave politics continued, as the party announced its listDavid Lev, 12/5/2012, 7:06 PM

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting List

MKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 4:12 AM

Kadima MK: Livni is Immoral, Steals MKs

MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) says her party's former chairwoman "steals MKs in broad daylight" and "lost her values".Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 5:44 AM

Knesset House Committee Approves Kadima Split

Seven MKs from Kadima will split and join Tzipi Livni, taking their funding with them.Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 12:18 AM

Former IDF General Elazar Stern Set to Join Livni

Tzipi Livni's new party gained 9 new members Sunday -- including former IDF Chief Education Officer Elazar SternDavid Lev, 12/2/2012, 7:57 PM

Olmert to Select Kadima's Knesset List

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is not going anywhere and will be be part of the committee that will select Kadima’s Knesset list.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 3:15 AM

Poll Shows Livni’s Party a Gift for Netanyahu

Tzipi Livni has unwittingly carried out a “divide and lose” strategy that allows Netanyahu to easily conquer the left, a new poll shows. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/28/2012, 10:25 AM

Seven MKs to Leave Kadima, Join Livni

Seven MKs join Livni’s new party despite leftist anger, accusations of “ego politics.”Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 8:35 PM

Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of Cards

Ehud Barak is not stupid. He sees the handwriting on the wall and it reads “nationalist.” The left’s house of cards is collapsing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/26/2012, 10:44 PM

Activists Fed Up with Left, ‘Enough with the Ego’

“Suckers’ tent” activists fed up with politicians on the Left. “Give up your egos, not the country,” they call.Maayana Miskin, 11/13/2012, 4:33 PM

Mofaz: Expect Political Map to Change

Opposition head hints at center-left union.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2012, 11:00 AM

New Kadima Campaign Focuses on Netanyahu-Obama

Kadima launches second part of its election campaign, says "Bibi is getting us in trouble. Also with the U.S."Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 4:46 AM

Mofaz: U.S. Should Have Major Role in Negotiations

In a letter to Obama, MK Mofaz expresses thanks for special relationship and looks for support in future affairsAnnie Lubin, 11/7/2012, 9:00 PM

Abbas's Comments 'Another Manipulation'

Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon to Arutz Sheva: We've called Abbas to the negotiating table for four years and he has refused.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/6/2012, 5:42 AM

Mofaz: Netanyahu Preparing 'Nuclear Spring'

Kadima chairman says Prime Minister has messianic Iran obsession, wants to embroil Israel in war.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2012, 8:09 PM

Kadima Activist: Party 'Irrelevant,' Falling Apart

One of Kadima’s most vocal activists has quit, saying he has lost faith in the party and believes it is increasingly irrelevant.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2012, 3:40 PM

MK Steps Down, ‘No Way to Influence in Knesset’

Major player in Kadima steps down, complains that Knesset isn’t the place to go to have an influence.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2012, 12:16 PM

Olmert Criticizes Netanyahu's Government

"My government acted, unlike this one," says former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at a conference in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, 10/23/2012, 2:12 AM

Mofaz: There's Much Better than Netanyahu

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz says replacing the Netanyahu government is "a national mission".Elad Benari, 10/19/2012, 2:16 AM

Mofaz Seeks to Stop Levy Report Adoption

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz asks the Attorney General to order Netanyahu not to bring Levy Report for government approval.Elad Benari, 10/18/2012, 3:14 AM

Party of Disengagement is Near Death

Poll shows party founded by Ariel Sharon to carry out the 2005 retreat from Gaza may not make it into next Knesset.Gil Ronen, 10/17/2012, 10:07 PM

Kadima Cancels Its Primaries

The party, expected to lose 3/4 of its strength, decided to have a committee appoint its Knesset list.Gil Ronen, 10/14/2012, 6:26 PM

Kadima MKs Meet in Ramallah with Abbas, Rabo

A group of Israeli lawmakers traveled to the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah Sunday to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Chana Ya'ar, 10/14/2012, 4:53 PM

Report: Olmert, Livni Likely Won't Run

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni will likely choose not to run in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 10/11/2012, 3:15 AM

Elections: Netanyahu Outfoxes Everyone

Netanyahu checkmated every other political party and is likely to remain Prime Minister and even a stronger one after the elections. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2012, 4:25 PM

Netanyahu: DM Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

Israeli PM Netanyahu worried that Barak is doing more harm than good, sparking conflict with the U.S.Annie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 8:30 PM

Netanyahu Likely to Demand Early Elections

Political sources increasingly believe that PM Netanyahu will call for early elections within the next two weeksAnnie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 6:18 PM

Dichter is an Organ Transplant From Kadima Corpse

Analysis:Despite deserved loathing for Kadima among Arutz Sheva readership, the pickup of Avi Dichter has a lot to recommend it.Dr. Amiel Ungar, 8/14/2012, 9:35 PM

Dichter to Resign from Knesset, Replace Vilnai

In a surprise late night move, MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) agrees to resign from the Knesset and then be appointed Home Front Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 2:51 AM

Disgruntled Kadima-ites Discuss Return to Likud

Tzachi Hanegbi of Kadima has decided to return to Likud, and to bring party members with him. Kadima furious.Maayana Miskin, 8/3/2012, 9:24 AM

Kadima: Go Serve, Draft Dodger Netanyahu!

Kadima has resorted to scorched-earth politicking and personal attacks as it leaves the coalition amid a feud on universal military serviceGabe Kahn, 7/24/2012, 9:01 PM

No Sanctions against Kadima Rebels

In stormy debate in Knesset's House Committee, MKs accused of defecting turn tables on Mofaz. Committee scolds Mofaz for absence.Gil Ronen, 7/24/2012, 1:57 PM

Mofaz Hints, Again, Iran Strike Imminent

Kadima chairman accuses Netanyahu of "horse-trading with the Holy of Holies of Israel."Gil Ronen, 7/24/2012, 12:22 PM