The picture is muddled, but it seems obvious that Kadima is short of a governing majority at this point! MB
A crisis appeared to be looming in the coalition talks between Kadima and Shas, despite the fact that a deal between the two parties was wrapped up before the weekend.
The main obstacle to the Shas-Kadima deal arose on Friday when Shas’s leaders received copies of the coalition guidelines that had been agreed upon between Kadima and Labor. Shas has two significant objections to the guidelines. One of the principal clauses includes the sentence, “Israel’s territory, whose border will be decided by the government, will necessitate a reduction of the areas of Israeli settlement in Judea and Samaria.”