"[People] always said that if something happend to my family I would see things differently. And then, in one moment, I'm in that situation."--Eyal Shiran explains how he is running for the left-wing Meretz party, even after his sister was killed in a Palestinian suicide bomb attack.
- Ashdod Sudanese ask neighbors: Vote for leaders who won't deport us - About 2,000 Sudanese and Eritreans live in Ashdod; they say they are the ones who are afraid to go out at night, because local residents attack them for no reason. (Haaretz+)
- Staff at Israeli daily Maariv announce strike, stop presses - Employees demand clarifications regarding new owner's plans for the newspaper, including the number of employees to be absorbed, and the paper's structure. (Haaretz)
- Shas' Deri eyes Arab vote - Shas leader tells activists that polls indicate 'great sympathy' within Arab sector. 'They want to safeguard their heritage as we want to safeguard ours,' he says. (Ynet)
- US voters in Israel solidly behind Romney - Although American Jews traditionally vote for Democratic candidates, American immigrants in Israel have consistently supported Republicans. According to one estimate, an overwhelming majority of expatriates in Israel choose Romney. (Israel Hayom)
- Livni, Olmert to declare intentions after US election results - It is believed that a victory for Obama will significantly increase the chances they will return to politics. Homefront Defense Minister Avi Dichter blasts Tzipi Livni, says her "resume doesn't include one decision she has made." (Israel Hayom)
- 'Regardless of outcome, Israel will retain bipartisan support' - Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says that even if Obama is re-elected, he does not expect the U.S. to pressure Israel into resuming peace talks with the Palestinians. (Israel Hayom)
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