Shas, Kadima disagree on Yishai's portfolio

Shas and United Torah Judaism will not sign a coalition agreement with Kadima until next week, Kadima officials said. The delay is caused by disagreement on what Shas chairman Eli Yishai's position would be in a future government. While Shas wants him to be Minister of Transportation, Industry and Employment as well as the managerial appointee for the Israeli Lands portfolio, Kadima said that they would give Yishai either the Transportation or Construction portfolios, but not managerial responsibility for the respective ministries, according to Army Radio.