14 Days to Elections Cannibalism Within Israel's Center-left

The hostility that suddenly burst forth among the three leaders of the center-left parties, Tzipi Livni, Shelly Yacimovich and Yair Lapid, has surprised even some of the more veteran pundits.

The balloon Tzipi Livni inflated on Saturday night blew up in her face exactly 72 hours after it was first conceived in a TV studio.