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Israel rejects Palestinian unity deal

Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Kadima front runner

Israel's ruling Kadima party holds a primary later this month to select a new leader. The current leader, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is stepping down in the midst of a corruption scandal.

Politics

Mosque fire raises tensions in West Bank

Palestinians today accused Jewish settlers of starting a fire at a mosque in the West Bank. The incident further strains the already troubled peace talks. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Middle East correspondent Matthew Bell.