Israel Votes

By the end of the day, President Obama should have a good sense of who his next partner will be in the Middle East: Israel votes today for its 18th Knesset. According to recent polls, the conservative Likud is in a tight race with the moderate Kadima party, and the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu Party may find itself kingmaker. Turnout during the day is expected to be low due to bad weather.