Newsweek has a superb profile of Israeli politician Tzipi Livni, head of the Hatnuah Party and the point person for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. It's a must-read for any looking for hope in the latest round of peace talks.
For the past several years, if someone asked me who I'd vote for in the Israeli elections (keeping in mind that I'm not an Israeli, and thus have only a partial view), my answer boils down to two choices. The first is Meretz. And the second is whatever party boasts Tzipi Livni. She may just be Israeli's best hope for surviving and thriving as a Jewish, democratic, Zionist state.