U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff in a rocket attack Tuesday night in Libyan city of Benghazi. The attack came following fierce clashes at the U.S. consulate compound.
According to a Libyan Interior Ministry official, the armed men stormed the U.S. consulate and set it ablaze after a protest against a film deemed insulting to Islam's prophet, Mohammed, which was reportedly produced in America. The filmmaker Sam Bacile, who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, went into hiding.
Graffiti reading "Price tag Migron" was found on Monday night on the wall of mosque in a village southwest of the West Bank city of Hebron. "Price tag" attacks are usually carried out by West Bank settlers and their supporters against Palestinian targets, often in retaliation for moves against settlements. Migron is the name of a West Bank outpost that was recently evacuated.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak asked the Israel Defense Forces to consider leasing or buying a Greek island to use for navy training.
Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has denied claims by his security guards that he has a penchant for getting drunk in clubs after work.
The state's key witness in the Holyland corruption case claimed Tuesday to have bribed several public figures besides those now in the dock, including former minister Aryeh Deri, Shas party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and former Tel Aviv mayors Shlomo Lahat and Yehoshua Rabinowitz.
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court has ordered the owners of an Israeli reception hall to pay damages to a lesbian couple after refusing to host their wedding for ideological reasons. According to the judge, the fines are meant to teach the public a lesson about the value of equality and tolerance, in addition to compensating the same-sex couple.
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid is worth some NIS 22 million, making him the country's eighth-richest politician, according to Forbes Israel, which published its financial rankings of Israeli politicians Tuesday. The wealthiest Israeli politician for a second consecutive year is Negev and Galilee Development Minister Silvan Shalom.
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