AFP – Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed until after Tuesday’s election examining an appeal by ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman against a corruption investigation again him, a newspaper reported.
Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s attorneys have reached an agreement under which Olmert will be questioned again only in late April.
The Wikipedia page on Lieberman received 17,377 visits in the last two weeks, compared to less than 11,000 visits each for Netanyahu and Livni.
Voter turnout was 41.9 percent as of 4 p.m. (9 a.m. EST), 3 percent above the 2006 rate. Umm el-Fahm riots may spur more Arabs to cast ballots.
Balloting is going less than smoothly in hundreds of communities throughout the country as Israelis go to the polls to choose a new government.
Eight Israelis tell the BBC who they will vote for in their country’s general election on 10 February – and why.
BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is keeping a diary as Israel prepares to vote in a general election.