A senior official within Kadima said he expects his party to eventually join a coalition under Netanyahu, “because at the end of the day there’s a little something called the State of Israel, and it needs to be run.”
If Kadima does join under Likud, it will demand the foreign and defense portfolios, a party official said.
For a detailed review of what happened in Israel, and what may come next, read Yossi Verter’s long analysis.
Jeffrey Goldberg’s summary: “The Labor Party is dead. More than that, the peace camp is dead, or comatose, at least.”