U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Turkish leaders Sunday to speedily restore full diplomatic relations with Israel, but also added that it was not up to Washington to set a deadline for the two U.S. allies to normalize ties.
Anti-Semitic incidents increased by 30 percent worldwide last year, reversing two years of decline, according to an annual report released Sunday by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.
Opposition Knesset members criticized the Netanyahu government after Naftali Bennett, who serves as the minister of industry, trade and labor, told the Norwegian foreign minister that neither he nor his political ally, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, are "too crazy about the two-state solution" to the conflict with the Palestinians.
The Tel Aviv District Court ordered Israeli settlers to return 100 dunams of land to their Palestinian owners in a key ruling that further invalidates land laundering schemes that have grown prevalent in the West Bank.
Vandals defaced on Sunday two Palestinian mosques near Bethlehem following stone-throwing attacks in the West Bank.
An Australian Jewish organization in Melbourne was slammed for launching an online campaign that supports the boycott of goods from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Israeli websites were hit on a wide-scale in cyber attack on Sunday, after hackers affiliated with Anonymous vowed to protest Israeli policies in Gaza and the West Bank. Some websites were shut down, but the damage appeared minimal.
Israel will revise its budget every year instead of once every two years in a bid to keep the government from overspending, Finance Minister Yair Lapid announced Sunday, saying that a one-year budget plan would allow Israel to react more quickly to changes in the local and global economy.
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