Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded that Israel retain a fourth settlement bloc in addition to the three it has already laid claim to in negotiations with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Palestinians fiercely oppose the request.
The Israel Prison Service parole board approved the early release of Anat Kamm, a former Israel Defense Forces soldier who was sentenced for stealing classified documents and giving them to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau.
Israel's Iron Dome battery intercepted five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip toward the city of Ashkelon, but another rocket hit an open area. The attack follows a spate of incidents in recent weeks.
The Shalom-Hartman Institute, Jerusalem's landmark religious and cultural center, is about to launch a gap-year program based on a unique concept: bringing together young Israelis and North Americans for an extended and intensive learning experience.
The Ofer military-court and prison complex, located just east of the Green Line, is about to become a destination for concerned Jewish tourists. Last week, 10 British Jews visited Ofer's juvenile court, where Palestinian minors are charged with crimes such as stone-throwing and illegal entry to Israel.
A bill that would ban the use of Nazi symbols for any purpose other than educational or documentation passed its preliminary reading in the Knesset, despite the objections of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein who said it raised constitutional problems.
Archaeologists believe they have discovered the remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago in Egypt.
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