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This report sheds light on the Kadima party in Israel, the context behind its establishment, and the implications of the absence of Sharon on it and on its political performance.

The report considers when Olmert held the leadership resonsibility, the party’s victory in the 17 Knesset elections in Israel, the war against Lebanon in 2006, the management of the negotiation track, and the corruption files and issues that surfaced.

Then, the report considers when Livni held the leading responsibility in the party, the internal elections in Kadima, Livni’s efforts to form a new government and the role of Kadima in the war against Gaza in late 2008 and ealry 2009.

Finally the report also considers the 18th Knesset elections and its implications on the Kadima Party.

This report is available fully for free download on al-Zaytouna Centre’s Arabic Website. ( Download)

The Information Report series was launched by the Information Department of al-Zaytouna Centre in early 2008. It aims at providing periodical, informative, concise and well-documented information set on selected issues of concern on the Arab and Muslim World, specifically the Palestinian issue.




TitleHizb Kadima (Kadima Party)

Editor: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh

Deputy Editor: Abdul-Hameed al-kayyali

Managing Editor: Rabi‘ al-Dannan

Published in: 2009 (1st edition)

Physical details: 55 pages, 14*21 cm, paperback

Price : 2 $