Detractors of gov't-sanctioned expansion says panel 'almost certainly prevented inter-religious flare-up.'
None of the candidates vying to succeed Ehud Olmert has major news to share.
At the top of the indictment that history will submit against Olmert will stand his criminal neglect of the Arab Peace Initiative.
Official U.S. protest also demands Israel explain settlers' harassment of Palestinians in West Bank.
Tuesday's bulldozer attack highlights for Obama the deep gap that separates his bombastic statement about a supposedly united Jerusalem.
The combination of "we're sick of the corrupt" and "anyone but Olmert" has shoved the threshold of credibility to such a degree that spineless politicians like Shaul Mofaz try to seriously lay claim to the crown.