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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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View from Gaza

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdi Abualouf about the current mood in Gaza City after the weekend of violence between Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israeli forces.

Shooting at Jerusalem seminary

The World's Quil Lawrence has the latest on today's shooting in Jerusalem, where two gunmen infiltrated a rabbinical seminary and opened fire, killing several at least six students there.

Jerusalem shooting aftermath

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Jerusalem, where thousands gathered outside a rabbinical school to mourn those killed by a Palestinian gunman yesterday; Israel responded by clamping down on security in Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

The conflict in Gaza

Reporter Matt Gutman reports on the relative calm that's followed last week's spike in violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.

Global Politics

John McCain visits Israel

John McCain made his first visit to Israel today as the presumptive republican presidential candidate; McCain visited the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which has been the target of Palestinian rockets fired from across the border in Gaza

Global Politics

Cheney's visit to the Middle East

Vice President Dick Cheney is the latest in a wave of senior U.S. officials who've traveled to the Middle East, and topping their agenda has been the Bush Administration's support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.