Going into the weekend the two big stories here are the talks with the Iranians and the votes in Egypt.
Israel essentially has the opinion that the Iranians are determined to build a nuclear bomb, and that they are fooling the world powers in Bagdad.
A UN report released today says an enriched uranium presence was detected at a nuclear installation at a level higher than expected.
Part of the perceived 'problem', as viewed here in Israel, is that America do not want to have a confrontation with Iran.
Without America's assistance it will be extremely difficult to execute a fatal blow to the Iranian nuclear program.
Many prominent voices have said Iran will not invite destruction and will give up pursuing the bomb, but the government's assessment publically is still that within a relatively short amount of time Iran will go nuclear and endanger the existence of the State.
Regarding the Egyptian presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming victory but the polls suggest otherwise.
More time is needed until we have an announced winner. But the winner here needs to be the Egyptian people.
The people toppled Mubarak and his regime, and the people want civilian leadership.
They want economic stability and prosperity (who doesn't') – but in this ancient land the cares of international politics and foreign relations will not factor greatly in this election.
Middle East Correspondent