Israeli Candidates Resume Campaigns

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 22:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts as he speaks during a visit to the national police headquarters on November 22, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. A ceasefire took hold on November 21 in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants, although a police spokesman reported that twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel in the hours that followed the agreement.  (Photo by Gali Tibbon-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Soon after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire was announced on Thursday, a ceasefire of another sort ended. Although there was an understanding among Israeli presidential candidates that no campaigning would occur during the recent Gaza conflict, with the current truce in place all bets are off. However, some believe the campaigning never really stopped: President Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of delaying the announcement of the current ceasefire due to concerns that air-raid sirens toward the end of the conflict would hurt his election prospects.

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