1. Your correspondent has sounded the alarm too early:
13:24 Livni to inform Peres of decision to go to elections at 2.00 P.M. (Haaretz)
14:33 Livni delays Peres meet at request of Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik (Haaretz)
2. While her tone and style was this time much more up to the AP level (compared to her report of September 18, 2008), the content was not up to par yet:
A. The remark from Livni’s rival Shaul Mofaz was outdated.
B. Benjamin Netanyahu was reduced to one quote and his Likud Party was labeled “hard-line” and there was no room for details or nuances.
C. The other main party (Labor) was not even profiled.
D. And again on-and-on-and-on about the Shas Party, on how extreme and unreasonable they are. Much better than the diatribe we’ve read before from this writer, but still unbecoming of AP. If she feels such frustrations about Shas, can’t she find a therapist to help her with that? Or better: an Israeli extremely Left-wing paper who would love to print these heart-rendering accounts of emotions and pain?
I hope she will continue to adjust, because I like AP and one bad reporter can harm even an institution as AP.