President Abbas yesterday.(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

• With the midterms over, efforts have begun to restart peace talks. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is in Washington; Prime Minister Netanyahu heads to New Orleans, for the Jewish Federations General Assembly, and then to New York. [Laura Rozen]

• Former President Clinton marks the anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s death with a call for peace. [NYT]

• Israeli killed a Gaza militant planning an attack in the Sinai Peninsula. [LAT]

• In an Arabic-language paper, President Abbas blamed Iran for trying to sabotage peace, and said he may request an imposed American draft plan. [Haaretz]

• Opposition Kadima members and Netanyahu went at it in debate. [JPost]

• Lebanon’s reputation as a beacon of free speech has been threatened by various Internet restrictions. [NYT]