Mofaz and Livni face off.
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Kadima members went to the polls on Tuesday to choose their leader for the national elections, in a heated race between the party's chairperson for the past three and a half years, Tzipi Livni, against MK Shaul Mofaz.

• Israel Railways and the Histadrut Labor Federation reached an agreement early Tuesday morning, averting a train strike at the last minute.

• Tel Aviv University has decided to install security cameras around campus over the coming year, sparking criticism among students and staff, notably from those who view the cameras as an invasion of privacy.

• Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is jailed in Israel, published an unusual missive calling on the Palestinian public to launch a widespread resistance against Israel.

• The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can go to court in order to argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace.

• Syria accepted a six-point peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan and backed by the UN Security Council, which includes a cease-fire by Syrian forces and a daily two-hour halt to fighting to evacuate the wounded.

Israel and South Sudan are working out a deal for the return of some 1,500 refugees currently residing in this country to their homes in the African republic starting April 1, Haaretz has learned.

• Al Jazeera decided not to broadcast video footage of three deadly shootings in southern France filmed by an al-Qaida-inspired gunman using a camera strapped to his body. The French government had urged media not to run the footage, saying it could have a dangerous effect on people inclined to radical violence.