Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, head of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's largest coalition partner Kadima, attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem
Israel's Kadima party quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition on Tuesday in a dispute over drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, in a move unlikely to lead to the government's collapse, reports Reuters.
"The decision was eventually reached with an unequivocal majority," Kadima lawmaker Yoel Hasson told Israel Radio. "We have finally left this government," he said.
Kadima joined Netanyahu in government only two months ago, with the declared aim of ending decades-old blanket conscription exemptions for seminary students.