Voters kiss while waiting outside polling station - AFP - November 6, 2012.
Voters kiss while waiting outside the polling station to cast their ballots at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC, November 6, 2012. Photo by AFP
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Americans started to vote in a presidential election on Tuesday with national polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck. Their decision will set the country's course for four years on spending, taxes, healthcare and foreign policy challenges like the rise of China and Iran's nuclear ambitions. 

Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded on Tuesday morning in an explosion on the Gaza Strip border.

Several dozen Druze have met in the Israeli Golan Heights and openly declared their support for the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.

Israel's most senior ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss the Palestinian Authority's decision to request their status at the UN wuold be upgraded. The ministers are expected to consider a range of retaliatory actions against the Palestinian leadership, an Israeli official said.

Police officers involved in the investigation of a wrongly imprisoned Palestinian teen who was recently released from jail because his DNA did not match the evidence from the rape he was accused of committing, will receive certificates of appreciation for their efforts in the case.

High levels of 105 different pesticides were found in fruits and vegetables grown in Israel, a third of which are currently banned in Europe.

A Jerusalem planning official has threatened to slow down permits for the construction of the new National Library until a "Zionist architect" replaces the current designer, an architect whose plan was chosen in a competition.

Babylon stock kicked off Tuesday trading in Tel Aviv with a 4% jump after the translation-software company filed its paperwork to list for trading on Nasdaq.