"I hope the campaign will remain civilized and slander free and that the parties and candidates respect each other."
--Israeli President Shimon Peres.
- NATO commander to visit Israel - Admiral James Stavridis' visit is scheduled at the height of a joint exercise carried out by the Israeli and U.S. armies. (Haaretz+)
- Israeli Civil Administration officer's car vandalized - IDF says act was apparently perpetrated by settlers in protest of a routine security check near W. Bank settlement of Esh Kodesh. (Ynet)
- Israel's air traffic halted after unidentified craft spotted over country's center - Flights in and out of Ben-Gurion International Airport postponed until all-clear received from Air Force; new details emerge regarding incident in which UAV penetrated Israel's airspace over weekend. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- Israel's deputy U.S. envoy reassigned to Denmark - Move comes in wake of terse relations between ambassador and deputy. (Haaretz+)
- September shows dramatic drop in number of illegal infiltrators - Following the completion of new detention centers, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch says that Israel Prison Service is "prepared to absorb the illegal infiltrators effective immediately." (Israel Hayom)
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