Renewal of Peace Talks Shores Up Netanyahu's Popularity; Lapid's Ratings Drop

According to this week's Haaretz-Dialog poll, 56 percent of respondents think Netanyahu is best suited to be prime minister; Labor's Yacimovich is next in line with 15 percent and Finance Minister Lapid has an embarrassing 7 percent.

A royal infant was born in Britain this week, in elegant style. In Israel there was a different birth this week, that of renewed peace negotiations, but it...