שאול מופז (נולד ב-4 בנובמבר 1948) הוא יו"ר מפלגת קדימה וחבר הכנסת מטעמה. כיהן כרמטכ"ל ה-16 של צה"ל וכשר הביטחון ה-15.
שאול מופז נולד בשם שהרם מופזזקר בטהרן, איראן לאליהו ומירה, מאיספהאן, ובשנת 1957 עלה ארצה עם משפחתו. המשפחה עברתה את שם המשפחה ל"מופז", ואחדים מבני המשפחה עברתו גם את שמם הפרטי. משפחתו נקלטה באילת שם למד בבית ספר יסודי. בנעוריו למד בבית הספר החקלאי של נהלל כתלמיד פנימייה (הוא הרמטכ"ל ושר הביטחון השני בוגר בית ספר זה, לאחר ...
Opposition head MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a speech Wednesday in Knesset. Referring to a recent wave of layoffs, Mofaz said, “For the Prime Minister, the numbers are graphs and columns to play around with.”
“In Netanyahu’s world, the middle class’ refrigerator is always full,” he continued. “The mortgage has been paid, the gas tank is filled without advance calculations, and education really is free – for Netanyahu, life here is one big picnic.”
Read more: Israel National News (8/29/2012)
Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz calls for increased security in the South as 3 rockets hit Negev, damaging a factory.
Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz responded to the rockets fired on Sunday morning into the Negev during a visit to the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
Mofaz directed his comments towards Hamas, saying: "I will pass a message on to the heads of Hamas - the blood is on your hands if you touch a hair on our children's heads."
Read more: THE JERUSALEM POST (08/26/2012)
Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz said Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to change his investment portfolio hint at his intention to attack Iran.
"The Prime Minister's request to adjust his investment portfolio is a strange step that betrays more than a small hint about his intentions," Mofaz said. "His actions prove that he is well aware of the massive risks to state security from a hasty, uncoordinated and unnecessary decision to attack Iran unilaterally."
Read more: THE JERUSALEM POST (08/27/2012)
Zip for Tzipi: Change Atop Israel’s Kadima Signals Opposition in Disarray Three years after leading the Kadima party to first place in national elections, Tzipi Livni has lost a fight for its leadership, adding to the disarray in an Israeli opposition that grows less coherent while the position of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grows stronger. Livni lost Tuesday’s primary balloting by more than 20 percentage points [...]
Must-Reads from Around the World, May 8, 2012 Late-Night Surprise – Israel’s Haaretz reports on the unexpected agreement early Tuesday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition Kadima Party chairman Shaul Mofaz to form a national unity government. The move forestalls elections which were expected on Sept. 4 and will see Mofaz likely appointed deputy prime minister. Growing Discontent – The Washington Post explores the [...]
Israel’s New Coalition: Why Netanyahu Has Moved to the Center By unveiling a new governing coalition that includes the centrist Kadima party, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only called off a national election he had just set for early September, he also re-calibrated the outlook of Israel‘s political establishment. In the bargain, he spared his defense minister Ehud Barak, his former commander and current wingman [...]