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The wrong way to nurture a new country

The situation in Sudan continues to spiral out of control. In Afghanistan, a family decided to try and make the 10-year-old girl a suicide bomber. And liberal Catholics may be disappointed the more they consider the political leanings of the current pope. In this edition of the Global Scan, everyone is taking sides.

In upcoming election, minor Israeli parties on verge of winning seats

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.

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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.

Global Politics

Shut Up I'm Talking

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."

Global Politics

Israel's Also-Ran Parties

34 parties are competing for votes in Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections. Most of those parties will fail to get any seats in the Knesset. But that doesn't stop them from campaigning.

In upcoming election, minor Israeli parties on verge of winning seats

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.