Israel:Livni, Netanyahu close electoral race
Israel President Shimon Peres has requested all Isralei to come and vote for the choice of government,inclement weather not a daunting one and the snap polls called by the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is stepping down. Nation is today well prepared with 9263 polling booths.As Israel prepares for the polls, a delegation from the radical Palestinian movement Hamas is continuing consultations aimed at achieving a long-term ceasefire deal with Israel in the Gaza Strip.
US relation with Netanyahu are not in best of relation with Likud chief skepticism on diplomacy, adament. His Likud Party is but leading campaign in the race to topple Olmert in Tuesday's election. Likud Party will have to form conglomerate to form government with the more seats than the moderate Kadima coalition Labour parties. Mr Netanyahu said Ms Livni would lead a weak government that too easily ceded land in the pursuit of peace.Putting in his final campaign lap, he planted a tree on the Golan Heights, buffer separates Israel and Syria: "If Kadima wins we will not have the Golan Heights and will only continue ceding territory.
Obama administration would be for Livni.Netanyahu's conservative Likud Party likely to beat centrist Kadima, led by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has pledged to resume peace talks with the Palestinians should she win Tuesday's parliamentary elections and be appointed premier.Livni goes to the parliamentary polls as head of the ruling Kadima party, which, according to the latest polls, is slightly behind the campaign frontrunner - the opposition rightist party Likud.
Livni rival, Likud head Benjamin Netanyahu, has said Israel ultimately has no choice but to "topple" Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Livni said that, "I believe the only way to resolve the conflict is to adopt the idea of two states for two peoples living side by side in peace and security rather than to implement different economic projects," Livni is for peace talks, analysts say that her party is unlikely to gain power without bringing in a hard-line rightwing party.