petty politics. the greeks named the word "poli-tica" =double face! sorry state of affairs in Israel while the country swims with super-intelligent people, leadership candidates and noble laureates. How to swim among the sharks is one thing -- how to choose the best among such unique people is another tough job for the Israel'is. Give and take a few shots --I would go for the double side of the coin at the same time "share the Prime Minister Job between two candidates : Livni and Peres (with an "s" of course!) Hope it helps.
In interview, Syria's Assad vows to continue fighting while talks take place (Reuters)