The United States adopted a black-and-white approach to terror after the September 11 attacks, which boosted Israel and reduced Arafat's cachet.
Polls have Shelly Yachimovich as the clear front-runner.
Netanyahu will most likely let Peres address the United Nations amid the Palestinians' bid for a nation. For the president, this will be a bittersweet moment.
Netanyahu's choice of Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg to formulate an emergency plan to address the protesters was far from obvious.
The prime minister's response to social protests that have swept up Israel is a case study in mismanagement.
The prime minister sounds truly committed to tackling the issues brought up by the protesters, writes Yossi Verter, but that doesn't mean he likes the protest leaders themselves, whom he thinks wish him ill.
Netanyahu to put forward plan that will 'change the face of the country'; main points of plan to break monopolies that are preventing competition and to slash indirect taxes.
Social justice is about to make the comeback of its life. But in the end, the question is: who gets it?
With the housing protest gaining momentum, the prime minister is facing largest domestic crisis since he took office; he now has the opportunity to come up with a new agenda, will he rise to the occasion?
The middle class rebellion, spreading like wildfire throughout the country, is undoubtedly the most acute crisis the second Netanyahu government has had to deal with.