Now That "Zip Her Lippy" Is Out of the Picture, Netanyahu Can Turn Things Around - Hopefully!
Israeli President Shimon Peres chooses Benjamin Netanyahu giving him six weeks to put together a ruling coalition.
The question now is whether Netanyahu will form a narrow government with his hard-line allies or a broad government along with his centrist rival, Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. His choice will have serious ramifications for the Mideast peace process.
Peres made his announcement early Friday afternoon after holding meetings with Netanyahu and Livni. An official ceremony appointing Netanyahu was to be held shortly afterward.