Maysara Abuhamdieh, a 64-year-old security prisoner from Hebron, died Tuesday morning at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva. Following his death, Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Hebron, while security detainees in Israeli prisoners announced a three-day hunger strike.
A dozen Israeli reserve troops spent Passover watching over a cluster of empty settler homes long designated for demolition while the residents spent the holiday elsewhere with their families.
Israelis are among the most content people in the Western world, even though the country ranks low on income and education, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Members of the newly elected Knesset have gotten off to a fast start, proposing 849 bills in their first 20 days on the job. Some say the Knesset is falling into the over-legislation trap of its predecessor, while others say it’s just doing its job.
Jon Stewart made fun of Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and his management of the country's problems on Monday's episode of "The Daily Show," after the popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was arrested for insulting the Islamist president.
Despite surveys showing many Israelis are considering leaving the country, the actual number of people moving abroad dropped by 30 percent in the second half of the last decade, government statistics show.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid plans meet the Histadrut labor federation chief to prevent clashes over Israel's new budget. The Finance Ministry needs the federation's consent for plans to cut salaries, cancel pay raises for the public sector and delay benefits promised to doctors, nurses and social workers.
Wikipedia found a tiny typographical error from 74 years ago that made it into the history books and created out of thin air a clandestine Jewish immigrant ship with 699 passengers that never existed.
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