Gloves Off in Lod Mayoral Race as Self-government Returns to Ill-fated Israeli Town

With Interior Ministry-appointed committee's six-year rule about to end, race is on for mayor's office in one of Israel's poorest and most troubled cities.

About two months ago, prior to the Knesset election, former MK Yoram Marciano opened an election headquarters in Lod, only 100 meters or so from city hall....