* Jerusalem Temple makes appearance as election topic Amid all the pre-election arguing over diplomatic, security and economic issues, the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem made a brief appearance as a topic of fiery debate between two Israeli candidates.
* Netanyahu: Iran, not settlements, the real security threat Prime minister reiterates promise not to uproot West Bank Jewish communities if reelected.
* Israel Quietly Lauded as 'Only Free State' in Middle East The State of Israel "remains the region's only Free country," according to a US democracy watchdog organization annual report.
* Khamenei aide: Toppling Assad 'red line' for Iran Ali Akbar Velayati warns against overthrow of Syrian president, says "line of resistance in the face of Israel will be broken."
* Abbas intimates that Israel wants to kill him PA head, in interview, also suggests Israel killed Arafat, says Zionism had links to Nazism before WWII; Israeli source dismisses accusations.
* Thousands of police to be deployed on Election Day Police spokesman says thousands of officers to fan out at some 10,132 polling stations in Israel, "ensuring public right to vote."
* Gamma-ray burst 'hit Earth in 8th Century' A gamma ray burst, the most powerful explosion known in the Universe, may have hit the Earth in the 8th Century.
* Analysis: Israeli vote least of neighbors' worries The region also has more compelling worries than a seemingly predictable parliamentary poll.
* Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorists Threaten More Attacks in Algeria Al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria have threatened more attacks if France does not cease its military assistance to nearby Mali.
* Barkat: Netanyahu Has Kept Jerusalem United Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday endorsed Binyamin Netanyahu for reelection as Prime Minister.