The massive government to be sworn in this week needs to include an Arab minister.
What enabled the Arab parties to maintain their strength and even to gain a bit in the Knesset was the relatively low voter turnout among Jews.
Poor communities in South see illegal trade across Sinai and Gaza borders as integral to struggling economy.
Nine years into his tenure, Syrian president has become 'seasoned leader,' biographer says.
Spokesman for Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch says minister spoke in jest, didn't intend to offend.