Arik Bender, a writer for the daily newspaper Maariv, called the developments “Shaul Mofaz’s night,” writing in an analysis piece that he “saved the ship of Kadima from sinking at the very last moment, assured himself a prominent position in the government, and secured coalition favors for his party.” He said the deal dealt a “painful blow” to Ms. Yacimovich, and a “mortal” one to Mr. Lapid.ADDENDUM: MOFAZ HAS IMPECCABLE MILITARY CREDS; HE WAS ON THE ENTEBBE MISSION (THAT BIBI'S BROTHER LED - AND LOST HIS LIFE ON, AS THE ONLY FATALITY).
ON ONE KEY LEVEL, THIS COALITION IS THE ADULTS WITH SERIOUS DEFENSE EXPERIENCE. VERSUS THE LIGHTWEIGHT DREAMERS - YACIMOVICH AND LAPID ARE NOTHING MORE THAN TV PERSONALITIES TURNED POLITICIANS; THEY ARE NOT SERIOUS MILITARY LEADERS.
NETANYAHU, BARAK AND MOFAZ ARE NOW ALL INSIDE THE LEADERSHIP (AND PERES IS PRESIDENT):
THIS IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST GOVERNMENTS ISRAEL HAS EVER HAD.
JUST IN TIME... STAY TUNED...