Israeli Elections Called Off

About five minutes after calling elections for early September, Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu has abruptly called them off.

Netanyahu has made a deal with the new leader of the Kadima Party, Shaul Mofaz, to have Kadima join Netanyahu’s coalition.  Mofaz will be Deputy Prime Minister.  Kadima was poised to lose many seats in the upcoming election.

So with Kadima joining Likud, it means there’s really no center in Israel right now, just a left and a right.

Not sure what this means in terms of a strike against Iran.  Mofaz has been among those expressing disapproval of a unilateral strike.

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