Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's special envoy Yitzhak Molcho is set to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday in Ramallah, to submit a letter to Abbas regarding peace talks.
At a cultural event in central Israel, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon expressed support for the new coalition, but noted that the move could undermine public trust in the government.
A militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed at least 55 people, and wounded 372 in the Syrian capital, Damascus on Thursday.
Iranian government helped to secure the release of two Turkish journalists who went missing in Syria two months ago while reporting on the conflict there, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tweeted on Saturday.
Chessmaster Boris Gelfand's began his second match in a three-week tournament against World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India in Moscow.
Reports published in major American media outlets over the past months have revealed widespread sexual abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox community.
In his Iran blog, The Axis, Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer analyzed the last several IAEA reports on Iran's nuclear program, which “have led Anthony Cordesman to conclude that anyone who believes Iran is not yet pursuing a nuclear-weapons program is committing an act of willful delusion.”
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