The battle for the mayor of Jerusalem will be among the closely watched races as Israelis go to the polls in municipal races.
A minor earthquake struck northern Israel, the fifth in a week.
Pope Francis has continued to reach out to Jews, this time with a personal email to Menachem Z. Rosensaft, an American law professor who deals with Holocaust and genocide issues.
A wanted Palestinian terrorist, who was behind a 2012 bus bombing in Tel Aviv, was killed in a shoot out with Israeli security officials who were trying to arrest him.
On Monday, at a news conference scheduled to announce the consolidation of New York City vehicles, Bloomberg said he was “flattered” to have received what is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” but acknowledged, “I don’t need the money.”