Obama's order to send 17,000 more troops comes before US has set a clear strategy.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
Positions that suggest little flexibility may simply be a strong opening bid by those who have the ear of Iran's leaders.
Some see a risky 'one-state solution' as the only remaining option in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Though largely symbolic, the law could be having lasting implications.
Livni and Netanyahu are each vying to form a coalition. Soldiers' ballots did not change the outcome.
As anniversary of Hezbollah commander Mughniyah's assassination looms, Israel tightens security.