Israel’s Kadima party, the biggest in parliament, voted to withdraw from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition after failing to agree on legislation for drafting ultra-Orthodox men into the army.
Kadima’s pull-out today comes about two months after its leader, Shaul Mofaz, struck a surprise deal with Netanyahu to join forces and create the biggest government alliance in 20 years with 94 seats in the 120-member Knesset. Netanyahu, chairman of the Likud party, still commands a majority in parliament without Kadima’s 28 seats.
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