Israel's electoral system for parliament has people voting for parties, not people. In order to get seats, a party needs to win at least two percent of the vote. Some 34 parties are running this year and some parties that are on the fringe of Israeli politics are on the verge of winning enough support to actually secure seats.
You might think world leaders care a lot about the words they choose and how powerfully they deliver them. Guess again. Sometimes all that matters much less than deciding whether to speak English or not.
Israelis laid its former prime minister Ariel Sharon to rest on Monday. The military commander-turned-politician stunned Israelis by making a political turnaround in 2005 and pulling thousands of Jewish settlers out of the Gaza Strip. To some, though, the move was totally in line with his focus on the country's security.
The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Gregory Levy, a former speech writer for the Israeli government and author of the book "Shut Up, I'm Talking - and other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government."