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The secret to successful unity governments? Unity. The national body formed in Israel months ago has collapsed, after Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima Party, pulled out of talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mofaz cited differences over the universal draft law. Netanyahu had a majority of 94 of 120 members in Parliament, but the unity government hit a wall when trying to decide on regulations for drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs. It’s unclear whether there will be early elections now.