May 8th, 2012
12:29 AM ET

Reports: Israel forms unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu and his right-wing Likud party have agreed to form a unity government with the rival centrist political faction Kadima in a move that would put off elections until next year, according to Israeli media reports.

The reported deal was reached early Tuesday morning, a day after Netanyahu had publicly called for early elections to be held September 4.

Israeli media reported that in exchange for joining the new government, Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz would be given a senior position.

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  1. Jj

    Unification of a gov't with a very real threat -–Iran. Crap is gonna hit the fan over there folks.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      One can only hope. Just as long as America stays out above lets this napolianic nation burn for its hubris

      May 8, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. mickey1313

    wow, the left and the right of the evil zionist peoples band together. I hope they take on Iran and Egypt. Jews are evil, but no where near as evil as the dogs of Islam.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    After doing his best/worst to get attention away from the Palestine issue & the peace process. Getting us and as a result the rest of the western world to focus on Iran.And failing to rally Israeli security apparatus, politicians & the nation behind him Netanyahu's hand was forced here.
    The first announcement that he made after this move was that the new govt. would get down to renewing the peace process.lol

    May 8, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    What is it with conservative agenda and wanting to stay in a perpetual state of war. It would seem to me that the word conservative would indicate a tendency toward moderation, not pushing for war all the time.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Can yhou elaborate on this? WHO, in your opinion, is "pushing for war" in Israel and HOW did you arrive to this conclusion?

      May 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    The ex-PM Olmert the other day besides blaming the ruling Likud party & Netanyahu also blamed the US right wing for derailing the peace process.. A sentiment shared by Jewish orgs here like JStreet,JVP and the Rabbinical Council.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      But of course! It's Netanyahu, the Likud, the US, the left, the right, the Jews... but NEVER the Palestinians who REJECTED every peace offer made to them and NEVER produced any offer of their own.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |