On Syria, Iran, and a Palestinian state, Israel's new leadership disagrees with the Obama administration.
The US envoy arrives at a time when Israelis and Palestinians seem most absorbed with fixing their own houses before dealing with their neighbors.
While the Likud chairman has broad support among right-wing parties after parliamentary polls, he’s courting Kadima’s Livni.
The controversial leader of the Yisrael Beytenu party endorsed Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday, virtually ensuring that a right-wing coalition will govern the country.
Livni and Netanyahu are each vying to form a coalition. Soldiers' ballots did not change the outcome.
In a country divided between the centrist Kadima and hawkish Likud parties, a new kingmaker emerges from the far right.