Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was cleared of all charges against him. The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court unanimously acquitted Lieberman of charges of fraud and breach of trust over the appointment of Ze'ev Ben Aryeh as ambassador to Latvia. Lieberman's acquittal paves the way for his return to the head of Foreign Ministry.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday peace talks with the Palestinians had failed to make real progress and he hoped U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit could get them back on track. Netanyahu's statements come after Palestinian officials said the talks held on Tuesday ended in a row, with raised voices and the exchange of verbal insults.
Despite Netanyahu's fierce rhetoric on Iran, the gap between Israel and the United States on the country's nuclear program appears to be closing. Israeli officials have said that Jerusalem would agree to tacitly accept American concessions to Iran as long as these did not include significant changes to the sanctions and ensured a halt in Iran's uranium enrichment program during the talks.
Israel will hold the largest international aerial exercise in its history in two weeks, when its air force will be joined by U.S., Italian, and Greek jets for a wide-scoped training exercise dubbed "Blue Flag."
Israel ranked in the top of half of all OECD countries for life satisfaction, but Israelis suffer from income equality and fear for their personal safety, according to a new report.
A police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison for a series of sexual offenses he committed against two younger subordinate female officers.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will participate for the first time in this year's Limmud, the five-day festival of Jewish learning and culture that takes place in Britain during the week of Christmas.
The adaptation rights to the Israeli TV series "Yaldei Rosh Hamemshala" ("The Prime Ministers' Children"), created by the granddaughter of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and tells the story of the changes that occur within a prime minister's family, were sold to Hollywood producer Sarah Timberman of Timberman-Beverly Productions.
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