Casting a somewhat jaundiced eye at the U.S. president election campaign, Israelis await news of today's election result with mixed feelings about the candidates, but confidence in the strength of Israel's relationship with the U.S. no matter who wins.
In the aftermath of last week's Israeli intelligence reports, US officials have placed parts of the US on high alert. The unspecified threat probably refers to terror attacks by al-Qaida, ISIS and cyber security attacks by any number of hacking entities - but with a special eye on Moscow.
Israeli analysts are carefully studying the US presidential race for is possible impact on the Middle East. There are very different expectations for that impact between a President Clinton and President Trump.
Israel is a world leader in cyber warfare. With implied sources from its cyber community, Israel's intelligence news service, DEBKAfile, suggests that last week's cyber attack in the US might have been a "dry run" for 8 November: US election day.
Israel regards the United States as its closest and most important ally in the world. Accordingly, it has a keen interest in this years Presidential campaign. Last night the candidates, Trump and Clinton, debated. This is one Israeli perspective on that debate and what the contest means.