The prime minister skirted a vote to dissolve Israel's parliament by agreeing to allow a September primary election within his centrist Kadima Party.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is increasingly seen as the likely successor to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Sir Hugh Orde also warns that threat from dissident Irish terrorists is highest in five years.
Corruption allegations by a US businessman have prompted the defense minister to call for him to step down.
Arab dignitaries met at Egypt's 'Red Sea Riviera' for the World Economic Forum. Outside, security was tight.
Readers write about aid discrimination in Burma, President Bush's Mideast trip, and Jimmy Carter's Hamas talks.
In speeches during his Mideast swing, the president lectured Arab regimes but praised Israel.
At the Knesset on Thursday, the president spoke in visionary terms of Israel's future, saying that the core of the current regional conflict 'was an ancient battle between good and evil.'
He'll celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, but meet with Israel's Olmert and Palestinian territories' Abbas separately.