Media coverage continues to dissect the delicate political situation in Israel, where the Kadima and Likud parties seek out potential coalition partners.
In this political environment so-called "minor" parties are worth watching, as the decisions they make will influence whether Kadima or Likud will hold the leadership posts.
Also worth noting is that the votes that are yet to be tabulated are not expected to change the dynamics of the race, meaning that Kadima should hold a one-seat edge over Likud. However, that advantage comes no where close to making it a majority.
UPDATE -- An important story from TIME magazine, which notes that there is a renewed sense among some Palestinians that the Israel war in Gaza coupled with the shift to the right in the Israeli electorate could mean that Arabs become more militant.
TIME's Joe Klein also notes that in the intense focus on how a coalition government might be formed that there is little conversation about the decimated left in Israeli politics.