Ariel Sharon has won the Israeli elections, but has a problem as to how he is going to make a government. As it stands, he will probably want to deal with Shinui, a secular party who refuse to be part of a government containing religious parties. Labour have already said that they won't join a Likud-led coalition (apparently it has hurt them that they have been seen as Likud stooges). If Sharon chooses to deal with the religious parties instead, he has no chance of making peace with the Palestinians, which will get him in trouble with the US.
Shinui want to do things like cutting the welfare to ultra-religious jewish familes (who, as I understand it, don't work but are funded by the state as 'religious students' or something like that), and removing the exemption from the draft that the young men from those families enjoy.
Apparently there is some chance that Mitznah will be replaced by someone more amenable to being in a coalition, but that isn't certain yet.
The Jewish lobby would choke on their bar-mitzvah's.
I like 4 by 2's really. The bird that sits next to me at work is a Red Sea pedestrian and she is one of the most beautiful women I have ever met. I have so far refrained from the funkrooster mating dance but I'm not sure I can hold out much longer.