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Israel's Netanyahu poised to win reelection

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed.

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Gregory Levey

Gregory Levey, a former speechwriter for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, talks about his new book Shut Up, I'm Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government.

Environment

Making the world a Better Place

Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.

Growing up on a kibbutz

Matt Gutman reports on Israel's kibbutz movement; the communal settlements were aimed at creating a newer, better human, but critics say the experience took an emotional toll on people who were raised in communal fashion in a kibbutz.

Violence in Gaza

One week after President Bush's visit to the Middle East to discuss a peace agreement, violence has erupted in the Gaza Strip, and Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's Quil Lawrence, who's in Gaza.

Gaza isolated

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from the Gaza Strip, which had its borders sealed today by Israel

Worsening conditions in Gaza

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how Gaza has fared since Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005 and since the militant group Hamas took over in Gaza last June.

Geo quiz

The answer to today's geo quiz is Israel. The country will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary. Officials there have invited remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to mark the occasion. The invitation comes 43 years after Israel refused to let the Beatles perform in the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Israeli journalist -- and Beatles fan -- Rachel Michaeli.