Mideast Israel

October 14, 2012 - 7:34 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second right, laughs as Defense Minister Ehud Barak, back to camera, makes a joke that Netanyahu should give fair time to the opposition in political statements, as Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem offices, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Israel's Cabinet announced January 22, 2013 as the date for parliamentary elections, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading in the polls. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)