Events are moving quickly in Israel, where President Shimon Peres has tapped Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government. It is expected that the process of deal-making and power-brokering may take some weeks. America has a backgrounder on the Israeli elections in our Signs of the Times section in the hot-off-the-presses print edition. The breaking news story from The New York Times can be found here.
Israeli Elections Update