Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell(CBS)

• An informal ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt, is tenuously holding following yesterday’s sustained rocket attack on Israel by Hamas and Israel’s destruction of launching cells. [JTA]

• Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term. Meanwhile, the Detroit Press newspaper has endorsed Governor Romney. [Reuters]

Al Jazeera writes on the popularity of the neo-Nazi Greek political group Golden Dawn, whose star has continued to rise since Greek elections earlier this year. [Al-Jazeera]

• Wilhelm Brasse, who took thousands of administrative photographs of prisoners at Auschwitz and then defied Nazi orders to destroy them, has died at age 95. [CBS]

• Over at Jewcy, Jacob Silverman reviews the debut novel by Shani Boianjiu, a female IDF alum who writes in English. [Jewcy]