Iran-Hamas relations on the mend as head of Iranian Parliament's Palestine Commission calls Hamas 'front line' of Palestinian resistance against Israel.
Vote likely to be delayed until at least after Christmas; senior official says plan is to reach agreement on wording with Europeans beforehand in order to guarantee majority.
The left must get organized if it wants to overthrow Netanyahu. Otherwise, it risks repeating the mistake of Shimon Peres' 1996 campaign.
Defense Minister says Israel's bombing of Gaza on the weekend was aimed at a factory building supports for tunnels.