Israel Election Primer

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Will Israel's election bring the Middle East peace or war? Tomorrow, voters will choose between a former general who's been accused of war crimes, and an incumbent Prime Minister whose concessions to the Palestinians have brought more violence than peace. The country's changing electorate ranges from Israeli Arabs threatening a boycott, and youth voters too young to remember the wars of the past, to the ultra-orthodox who are willing to trade peace for security. We talk with pollsters, politicos and pundits in the Middle East about what to expect tomorrow - and beyond. (Rebroadcast from today's To the Point.)
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