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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mofaz to return to Likud?

Former IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister and current Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz announced on Tuesday that his self-imposed 'break' from politics - which he took after losing last Wednesday's Kadima party primary to 'Tzipora' Livni by 431 votes - will come to an end on October 2, which is the day after Rosh HaShanna. But he's not saying what he plans to do after the break ends.
Mofaz's office stated that the minister was still considering his next move and that all options were open, Israel Radio reported.

Since Mofaz'z announcement to take a break, much effort had been exerted to persuade him to reverse his decision. On Monday, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik called Mofaz from New York and reportedly joined efforts to convince him to meet Livni.
I'm betting that Mofaz is going to return to the Likud with a promise from Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu that he will become Defense Minister when and if there is a new election and the Likud wins. There's no chance of him being Defense Minister with Labor and Ehud Barak in the government, and Mofaz likely has no interest (and no capability) of being Finance or Foreign Minister.


At 7:11 PM, Blogger Fariborz Shamshiri said...

Carl tell me what do you think of

Israel attack map produced by Iran

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Mofaz would get the nod for DM over his successor Yaalon?

Or would Yaalon get Internal Security or an intelligence agency?

At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only hope that Likud Central Comittee members see Netanyahu for the faker that he is and realize that if they give him free reign, the Likud will simply become Kadima Lite.

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Soccer Dad,

Yes, he would. He's far better known.

Shy Guy,

What makes you think that any of the Likud central committee members care whether Bibi's a faker?


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