Ed: 33: November/2008
Supporters of Israel are intensely interested in which of the two US presidential candidates, John McCain or Barack Obama, is "best" for the Jewish state. Of course, "best" is a subjective concept...
This analysis looks into the events leading up to Livni's announcement, the procedure and time-frame for general elections, and the state of affairs in the three major parties - Kadima, Likud and Labor - as the prospect of early elections looms.
The first and most obvious reason why the Arab world is particularly vulnerable to the financial crisis is that a disproportionately large amount of Arab wealth is invested in global stock markets. Since the 1970s, the Arab world (or parts of it) has enjoyed a long windfall of oil wealth.