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'With how Gaza looks today, hundreds of thousands will leave'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir spoke in favor of the voluntary transfer of Palestinians out of the Gaza Strip.

'With how Gaza looks today, hundreds of thousands will leave'

IDF forms October 7th inquiry commission

The committee to investigate failures that led to the massacre will consist of former Chief of Staff Mofaz and other retired generals.

IDF forms October 7th inquiry commission

'Release all the terrorists from the prisons'

Former Cos and Defense Minister says he supports release of all terrorists in exchange for hostages being held by Hamas.

'Release all the terrorists from the prisons'

Campaign ribbons for soldiers who served in Lebanon approved

Defense Minister Gantz approves plan to award ribbons commemorating service during war to soldiers who served in Lebanon from 1982-2000.

Campaign ribbons for soldiers who served in Lebanon approved

INTO THE FRAY: Generals in Israeli politics

INTO THE FRAY: Generals in Israeli politics

Former Def Min: We are right, but we are not pure

Shaul Mofaz gives Memorial Day speech, offering both confidence in Israel's actions, criticism of Palestinian 'subjugation.'

Former Def Min: We are right, but we are not pure

Shaul Mofaz Avoids Arrest in London

Former Kadima party leader reportedly wanted for 'war crimes' in UK due to PA lobbying, but escapes arrest.

Shaul Mofaz Avoids Arrest in London

Mofaz: My Biggest Mistake Was Joining Netanyahu's Coalition

Shaul Mofaz regrets joining Netanyahu's coalition in 2012, says "it was all a bluff".

Mofaz: My Biggest Mistake Was Joining Netanyahu's Coalition

Mofaz Resigns from Politics

"I am not an outstanding politician," admits Kadima chairman as he announces that he is stepping down from politics.

Mofaz Resigns from Politics

End of the Road: Shaul 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.

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

Mofaz: Netanyahu Caved to Hamas

Mofaz criticizes Netanyahu over Operation Protective Edge, says he is "losing sleep" over what Netanyahu would do against a bigger threat.

Mofaz: Netanyahu Caved to Hamas

Herzog-Livni-Mofaz Joint List in the Works to be Largest Party

Report reveals negotiations are being held to form joint leftist bloc, with Labor sources saying it has a '60% chance' of success.

Herzog-Livni-Mofaz Joint List in the Works to be Largest Party

Ex-Defense Minister Mofaz: Now, Look for Hezbollah's Tunnels

Former defense minister Shaul Mofaz says IDF has to make sure tunnel snafu does not repeat itself on northern border.

Ex-Defense Minister Mofaz: Now, Look for Hezbollah's Tunnels

Mofaz Insists Disengagement 'Saved Lives'

Kadima MK who oversaw Disengagement argues that the plan saved ‘hundreds of lives, maybe more.’

Mofaz Insists Disengagement 'Saved Lives'

MKs Call on Netanyahu to Fire Livni, Begin War on Terror

Israeli leaders begin to express frustration at lack of deterrence against terrorism, amid rising tensions and unrest.

MKs Call on Netanyahu to Fire Livni, Begin War on Terror

Kadima Head Slams PM for 'Eroding Israel's Deterrence'

Shaul Mofaz, former IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister, says Netanyahu's policy led to abduction, rockets; 'no country would allow it.'

Kadima Head Slams PM for 'Eroding Israel's Deterrence'

Opposition Head Slams Zoabi's 'Obscene' Support for Kidnappers

Labor party leader Yitzchak Herzog compares radical Arab MK's defense of Israeli teens' abduction to 'price tag' crimes.

Opposition Head Slams Zoabi's 'Obscene' Support for Kidnappers

Former Defense Minister Backs 'David the Nahlawi'

MK Shaul Mofaz adds his voice to the growing campaign behind IDF soldier disciplined after cocking his rifle at Arab attackers in Hevron.

Former Defense Minister Backs 'David the Nahlawi'

Mofaz: Prevent Released Terrorists from Inciting Violence

Kadima head says the terrorists to be released by Israel this week may be "too old" to participate in attacks, but can still incite hatred.

Mofaz: Prevent Released Terrorists from Inciting Violence

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.

Bennett, Lapid Deny Giving Netanyahu an Ultimatum

Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister and Was Rejected

Mofaz reportedly joined the pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid because his demand to be Defense Minister was rejected.

Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister and Was Rejected

Mofaz Touts Near Crash as New Opportunity

After achieving two seats, Kadima chairman hints he will join Netanyahu's new coalition.

Mofaz Touts Near Crash as New Opportunity

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.

Kadima Not Out Yet, May Pass Threshold

Mofaz: Israel Should Have Eliminated Mashaal

"Israel missed an opportunity to eliminate the head of the serpent," says Kadima chairman about Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal.

Mofaz: Israel Should Have Eliminated Mashaal

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 list

More Kadima MKs to be 'Unemployed'

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset List

MKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset List

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.

Olmert to Select Kadima's Knesset List

Enough is Enough, Say MKs about Gaza Escalation

MKs call on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to take action in the wake of continued terrorism from Gaza.

Enough is Enough, Say MKs about Gaza Escalation

Mofaz: Expect Political Map to Change

Opposition head hints at center-left union.

Mofaz: Expect Political Map to Change

Mofaz to Obama: 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 affairs

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

Mofaz: Netanyahu Preparing 'Nuclear Spring'

Kadima chairman says Prime Minister has messianic Iran obsession, wants to embroil Israel in war.

Mofaz: Netanyahu Preparing 'Nuclear Spring'

Mofaz: There's Much Better than Netanyahu

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz says replacing the Netanyahu government is "a national mission".

Mofaz: There's Much Better than Netanyahu

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.

Mofaz Seeks to Stop Levy Report Adoption

Mofaz Challenges Bibi to Take Polygraph Test over Security Leaks

Mofaz turns the tables on Netanyahu and demands he be the first to take a lie detector test over a leak of security secrets on Iran.

Mofaz Challenges Bibi to Take Polygraph Test over Security Leaks

Mofaz Demands: Keep Me Updated on Iran

Opposition head who vigorously opposes Iran attack wants the government to supply him with information about it.

Mofaz Demands: Keep Me Updated on Iran

Mass Yeshiva Student Enlistment Would Create Chaos in IDF

Yeshiva students are required to join the IDF as of Wednesday, but what would happen if there were a mass draft of 50,000? There won't be.

Mass Yeshiva Student Enlistment Would Create Chaos in IDF

Mofaz: Strike on Iran could be Disastrous

Kadima head Shaul Mofaz: premature attack will lead to war, make it harder to attack in the future.

Mofaz: Strike on Iran could be Disastrous

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.

No Sanctions against Kadima Rebels

Mofaz Hints, Again, Iran Strike Imminent

Kadima chairman accuses Netanyahu of "horse-trading with the Holy of Holies of Israel."

Mofaz Hints, Again, Iran Strike Imminent

Did Mofaz Reveal Strategic Iran Secret?

Tzachi Hanegbi denies Shaul Mofaz's hint that move to split Kadima is connected to impending strike on Iran.

Did Mofaz Reveal Strategic Iran Secret?

Mofaz Charges Netanyahu a 'Failed Leader'

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz claims Prime Minister Netanyahu has failed, but there are calls from his own party for him to step down.

Mofaz Charges Netanyahu a 'Failed Leader'

Labor Head Invites Kadima Defectors

MK Yechimovich "would be happy" to welcome defectors "without promises, jobs, division of loot."

Labor Head Invites Kadima Defectors

Mofaz Hints He Opposes Imminent Iran Strike

Kadima leader asks Knesset to oust four MKs who want to leave the party, adds hint regarding Iran strike.

Mofaz Hints He Opposes Imminent Iran Strike

Left and Right Unite in Criticizing Mofaz

Politicians from both the left and the right were united in their criticism of Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz over his leaving the coalition.

Left and Right Unite in Criticizing Mofaz

Netanyahu: Mofaz Gave Up on Historic Opportunity

PM Netanyahu sends a letter to Kadima chairman Mofaz, expresses regret that Mofaz chose to quit the unity government.

Netanyahu: Mofaz Gave Up on Historic Opportunity

Mofaz Surrenders; Unity Coalition Lasted 10 Weeks

The national unity coalition born nine weeks ago is dead, but the government lives as it did before Kadima left the Opposition.

Mofaz Surrenders; Unity Coalition Lasted 10 Weeks

Kadima Poised to Leave Coalition, May Split in Two

Kadima faction holding a press conference at 5:00 p.m., Mofaz expected to say he's leaving government.

Kadima Poised to Leave Coalition, May Split in Two

Netanyahu Weighing Elections in January

Netanyahu is figuring that if Mofaz is playing political games to force elections, he will get them sooner than he expects.

Netanyahu Weighing Elections in January

Netanyahu Regrets Joining Forces with Kadima, Aides Say

Netanyahu’s associates say he regrets having added Kadima to the coalition, considering early elections.

Netanyahu Regrets Joining Forces with Kadima, Aides Say

Netanyahu and Mofaz Talk, Agree to Talk Even More

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz hold late night meeting on draft law. Agreement yet to be reached.

Netanyahu and Mofaz Talk, Agree to Talk Even More

Mofaz, Netanyahu Meet, Talk About Draft Law

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz meet about the new draft law. Meeting ends without progress.

Mofaz, Netanyahu Meet, Talk About Draft Law

Netanyahu and Mofaz Agree on Draft Law Progress – for Now

The media-led campaign to bust the coalition collapses with the Likud’s adopting “in principle” a Kadima draft law proposal – with changes.

Netanyahu and Mofaz Agree on Draft Law Progress – for Now

Demonstration for Equal Enlistment in Tel Aviv

Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz, Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid mingle with demonstrators.

Demonstration for Equal Enlistment in Tel Aviv

Netanyahu Wants Another Committee; Mofaz: No Way

Netanyahu says he intends to appoint a team to formulate a law based on Plesner conclusions. Mofaz rejects this.

Netanyahu Wants Another Committee; Mofaz: No Way

Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving the Coalition

Poll conducted for Channel 10 News finds that 46 percent of Israelis believe that Kadima should quit the coalition over Draft Law crisis.

Poll: 46% of Israelis Favor Kadima Leaving the Coalition

Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad and Friends Happy with Mofaz

Shas party’s journal editor fiercely criticizes Mofaz for pushing for sanctions on hareidim who refuse to enlist.

Shas Journal: Ahmadinejad and Friends Happy with Mofaz

Mofaz to Netanyahu: It's Time for Actions, Not Words

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz strongly rejects Netanyahu’s welcoming of the Draft Law committee's recommendations.

Mofaz to Netanyahu: It's Time for Actions, Not Words

Kadima Ultimatum: Pass Draft Law or Kadima Will Quit

Mofaz issues an ultimatum to Netanyahu: Adopt new draft law proposals or Kadima will quit coalition. Bibi must choose Shas or Kadima.

Kadima Ultimatum: Pass Draft Law or Kadima Will Quit

Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz Talking

Defense Minister Barak tries to mediate between Netanyahu and Mofaz amid a coalition crisis over the Plesner Committee.

Barak Tries to Get Netanyahu and Mofaz Talking

Ramon to Start New Party

Kadima co-founder Haim Ramon may be joined by Tzipi Livni. Kadima may split in two.

Ramon to Start New Party