The international media sort through the Israeli election results.
The paper's profile of the likely new prime minister reads like a love letter: "Olmert's many years in politics have made him quite familiar with the public and financial systems in Israel. He already knows the senior government administration, the businessmen, the mayors, the army brass and foreign diplomats. He has an excellent memory, and takes an interest in the personal lives of the people to whom he speaks. Olmert is thus very accessible, and those who want to make their voices heard are able to reach him. The downside is that the support Olmert has may make it difficult for him to make unpopular decisions."
Zuzanna Kobrzynski is Slate's executive assistant.Amanda Watson-Boles, who studied in France, is a Slate copy editor.