Renewal of Peace Talks Shores Up Netanyahu's Popularity; Lapid's Ratings Drop

According to this week's Haaretz-Dialog poll, 56 percent of respondents think Netanyahu is best suited to be prime minister; Labor's Yacimovich is next in line with 15 percent and Finance Minister Lapid has an embarrassing 7 percent.

A royal infant was born in Britain this week, in elegant style. In Israel there was a different birth this week, that of renewed peace negotiations, but it took place amid typical Middle Eastern anguish and sourness. Twenty years after the Oslo Accords were signed, years in which we experienced little exaltation, much terror and the assassination of a prime minister − another attempt, maybe the last, will...